Wednesday, April 16, 2008

We're home from the MRI/MRS

We're home from UCLA and the MRI, MR Spectroscopy procedure went well. I'm not sure when we will have the results. We met with a lot of unexpected traffic this morning so we felt a little stressed and rushed when we arrived a half an hour late, but thankfully that was our only problem. Jenelle was given a med to calm her by g-tube called Versed, and they got lucky with the first poke for her IV. The procedure took an hour and a half. I warned the nurses that Jenelle usually wakes up from anesthesia quickly and I'm not sure they believed me. The plan was for us to meet them in recovery so we could be there when Jenelle woke up.

When we arrived, she had 3 nurses holding her down on the bed because she was up and wiggling on the bed ready to play! One nurse said she couldn't believe how quick Jenelle could move and dubbed her as "Houdini". I was ready to start taking declarations from the nurses to give to our insurance company (who keeps insisting that a bed with 36" guard rails aren't needed for Jenelle!)
After holding down apple juice and some bites of baby food, they let us go home. Jenelle stayed awake for the entire drive home and is wobbling around like a drunken sailor. Although she fasted for the procedure, she isn't interested in food right now, which we were told was to be expected. We were also told to expect that she would be rather wobbly for the next two days. I'm not sure how that is different from her norm.

Thanks for your thoughts and prayers. I will keep you posted when we get the results.

1 comment:

Special Needs Mama said...

I have found that the aftereffects of the Versed definitely make Evan groggy and not hungry for a day or two. Hang in there, and glad to hear it's "over," at least for now.