Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who sent us messages via email, facebook, comments here and direct prayers to heaven!

From a procedural point, Easton's CT Scan went close to perfect. He was a trouper! I thought the 17 hours of not eating or drinking would be a killer, but he actually did really well. Once there, they couldn't get an IV in, so they had to resort to one in his foot (try #4) - but again, he recovered well. He was given a very small amount of Propofol (yep, same stuff MJ overdosed on) through the IV. It is a short-term general anesthesia. I was warned, but it was still slightly bizarre and unsettling to see his reaction to the drug. Once it was given, he went limp within 30 seconds. We were asked to step out of the room for the scan, which only took about 5 minutes from start to finish. His pulse-ox did go down during the procedure, so he was given some oxygen and recovered quickly. He 'slept' for about 10 minutes following the scan. He woke very hungry and ready to go! :)

I was happy he recovered so quickly! We were home before our usual 'home from work' time. We were able to take a long family walk and play at the park (What a beautiful day!!!).

The nurse thought that the surgeon should get back to us with the results by the end of the week - I certainly hope so! We will pass on the news as soon as we get it. Thank you again for all of your support!

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