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Monday, January 12, 2009

Our little Trooper!

Today was Gracie's MRI. It went very well! Praise God!! They gave us an option of an oral or IV sedative and of course we chose the oral to avoid the painful IV. She had to drink this nasty stuff which was the worst part. She DID NOT like having her face held and the medicine being administered. She was screaming and crying for a few minutes but then I held her and she fell asleep in less than five minutes. They wheeled her away and told us she would be done in about 30 minutes.

We went to the cafeteria and grabbed a snack and by the time we came back she was awake. Bless her heart she was sooo out of it and "drunk" acting. They tried to give her some pedialite and Juice but she wasn't having that. So they let me nurse her. When Matt took her from me to burp her, she threw up all over him (I mean exorcist style) but they said that was normal. They gave her an anti-nausea medicine and she went back into a deep sleep. Then the nurse tried to awake her with a cold washcloth and she was still not waking up but responding by moving and making faces which was a good thing. All the nurses loved her and said what a happy, beautiful baby she is. It was funny because they wouldn't let me feed her past 9:45 this morning so every time she would look at me she would do her little hunger grunt. I couldn't even hold her without her trying to "latch on".

Overall we were there for about three and a half hours and Mommy held it together, surprisingly enough. They gave us some paperwork for things to watch out for but overall the side-effects aren't as bad as I thought they might be. She has been asleep pretty much since we got home. They said she might sleep good tonight and she might not. I guess we'll see.

Thank you so much for your prayers. We are continuing to pray that the tests come back showing nothing more than muscle weakness and all she will have is physical therapy. We have to wait a few days and then we are going to see the Neurologist.

Here is a picture of her knocked out after being awake for only a short while. I couldn't resist. I love the little hospital gown (which she only had to wear because mommy forgot a change of clothes) She is so precious when she is sleeping...like a little angel!

6 comments:

The Rileys said...

Great news. Can't wait to hear more great news when the results come back. Keep us posted. Give Gracie a kiss from us. Have a great night.

Michelle said...

I'm glad it went well. Poor little girl (and mommy and daddy). Praying the results come back terrific. And that she sleeps well tonight.

Torri said...

She is so precious! Laikyn had to have surgery in November and it was horrible seeing her in pain, so I think I would've chosen the oral medication too... :) Anyway, still praying everything comes back great...Love & miss u! :)

aprilcharles said...

Thanks for keeping us all in the loop! Glad to hear that every thing went better than it could have (with an IV and such). The hospital gown was cute...........

Hutch & Meg said...

Hey Guys! So glad it's over! We were praying for you guys.

Terri said...

I love Gracie! So glad everything went well!!!