Scan days are done for now…and hopefully they will be done for 3 months! Today went well…my Aunt Carrie came over to stay with Braden while Nikki and my Dad went with me to the hospital with Jack. We checked in and waited for about a hour until we were finally called back to get ready for his hearing test. Thankfully we didn’t get there the recommended 2 hours early or else we would have been there forever! Anyway, the tests were pushed back a bit because they were running behind, but good ol’ Dr Maze had it all figured out. He took us…me, Jack, my dad, Nikki, and the hearing test lady through the back ways to the new part of the hospital and decided to have his MIBG and his hearing test all done in the same room. Love that man.
Anyway, we finally got everything going and Jack decided that he wanted to go to sleep with the mask today instead of having a poke in his hand. He did really well! It took a bit longer than the Propofol took, but he still did great anyway. About 15 minutes before the scan was done, our favorite radiation nurse, Angela, came out to say hi and let us know that she checked in on Jack (even though he wasn’t her patient today) and that he was almost done. We saw Dr Maze bring him back to recovery and soon enough we were back there too. Jack took a bit to wake up, but he did it well. He had his usual drink and Popsicle and then off we went. With another stop at Toys R Us and a bunch of Plum Organics and 2 Nintendo Wii games later (they were buy one get one half off!) we were on our way home. Jack ate really well tonight and now he is in bed and sleeping so he can get up early for school tomorrow.
We ran in to Dr Eshun again in the halls on the way to scans (he said it was good luck) and he said he would call us tomorrow so hopefully we will have news for you in the afternoon sometime. In the meantime, keep up the prayers and positive thinking!!
A few pics from the past few days:
Jack’s Poster for school…what he asked me to write:
Jack getting ready for his poke yesterday:
CT scan..such a big boy!
In he goes…notice me holding his Spongebob for him:
His prize for doing so good!
On our way to Bone Scan:
Getting ready for bone scan:
Propofol in his hand…didn’t go so well, but Dr Maze was great making him feel ok…
Today…Grandpa and Jack playing air hockey before scans:
Jack getting a tad annoyed that he hasn’t started scans yet!
Dr Maze putting the mask on for the first time:
Falling asleep and right before his good luck kiss from Dr Maze:
Going back to recovery:
Watching the pulse machine and waiting for him to wake up:
He’s up and Grandpa insisted on a picture: