8iRWeiXjcKj9kUz5Tebo4_k_FtY Life with Two Special Needs Children: De-Ja-Vu

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


I am feeling a little bit of de-ja-vu going on.  Last year, December 16th, 2011, I was sitting in Wesley Medical Center's pediatric sedation unit as my little one was given some medicine to help him take a nap so that he could have an MRI to rule out tumors that would be causing his head banging and his extreme irritability.  That was a very long and stressful day waiting to get that procedure done and wondering if we were going to be able to be discharged from the sedation unit in time to make it to his neurologist appointment at 4:00 p.m. to get the results of the MRI so that we would not have to wait the entire weekend for the results.  Thankfully, we were able to Praise God that the MRI was clear and there were no tumors.

Now, here I sit on December 12, 2012, in Wesley Medical Center's pediatric sedation unit.  They have moved from the sixth floor of tower four to the second floor, but not much else has changed.  It's still the same nurses and the same views and it is still extremely traumatizing for my little guy.

They tried giving him some medication to help calm him down prior to the IV insertion; however, for some reason, it did not perform as intended today.  When it came time for the IV insertion, he was not having any of it.  It took a VERY long time and TWO different sticks to get the IV in and then it took two doses of the sedation for him to fall asleep.

It's now 11:00 and the audiologist just came out and said that she was finished and that there is no hearing loss, which is good news.  But that does not explain why he has failed so many hearing tests.  So we will wait and see what the doctor wants to do when we see him next week.

And lucky me, I get to come back here in three weeks for Caleb to have a sedated EEG on the 4th of January.  Oh, the joys!  I can almost guarantee that that is going to be so much worse than what I went through with Steven today!

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