Saturday, November 7, 2009

Before sunrise

On Friday Matt was booked for a MRI scan to check to see if he had a tethered chord. We were unsure how it would work as Matt would be required to lie very still for a long time in the midst of loud noise. Sedation was an option, but usually only really works with young babies - and then the only alternative would to get in an anethetist.

Lloyd had an idea on Thrusday night that if we sedate Matt when he was really tired - then he might just sleep through the MRI. However, the appointment was for 8am - not a time when Matt is usually tired. So my amazing husband woke up at 4 am, and woke Matt too (without waking me - bless him) and entertained him for the early ours of the morning. At 7.30am we gave him the sedation meds at home and drove the the hospital. By the time we got to the MRI room Matt had just fallen asleep - and he stayed that way for the duration of the whole, long, NOISY MRI scan. No anethetist required! Lloyd's sleepiness was all worth it. Poor Matt was very drowsy and almost drunk-like after the scan. But after a good two hour sleep he woke up mostly recovered. We still await the results of the scan.

4 comments:

Christine said...

That's some smart thinking Lloyd! Can't wait to hear how things went.

Our Journey said...

brilliant husband!! best wishes on the results.. does he have any symptoms of tethered cord? frankie never did but he did have the tethered cord

Kristi said...

Good luck Matt. I had a ultrasound done on Noah's spine when he was first born and have not had the MRI yet. I think I'm going to at the beginning of the year. Let us know the results.

Terri H-E said...

What a relief. Did you get results immediately or do you have to wait a bit?