Monday, October 1, 2007

Anxiety for the MRI

Ok, so Wed. we are having another MRI. This totally sucks. Friday we saw our Pediatrician and let me tell you, it was quite a visit. It was supposed to be just another pre-0p for him (is your child sick - no, has she had any congestion - no....bla bla bla), it was supposed to take a whole 15minutes tops. An hour later and half a box of tissue I walked out of his office. Sometimes when you have a really great doctor they can make everything seem better, even if it really isn't. I asked him if I was keeping him from his other patients, in between tears and his response was "don't worry about it, they can wait, your are the one who really needs me right now"! It was really comforting. He reminded me that a child reaches their weakest point for seizures at 3 years old and then their resistance starts to go up from there. After he told me that, I remembered that our Neurologist had mentioned that to me, but really in my crisis moments I do not think of those things. I actually felt a little more reassured.

Now I am supposed to watch my little one and make sure that she doesn't get sick or congested. I know I am freaking myself out but my husband was sick all weekend. I had to quarantine him into the back of the house.

I'm not sure if you know or not but when a sick little child gets an MRI it is VERY serious. They have to be completely put under in order to keep them from moving. The risk of putting a sick child under is taken so serious that they have all sorts of specialists on hand just in case they can't wake up your child. Meanwhile the parents are waiting in the waiting room hoping and praying that nothing will go wrong. It is nerve wracking and excruciating to say the least. Then they wake up your child....there is crying and observations that take place. Can you child keep down fluids, are they showing any side effects.....UGH. Not to mention the starving that takes place prior to the MRI.

I know I am probably over reacting, but the things that go through my head could drive me CRAZY.

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