Friday, September 3, 2010

MRI take #2

Cooper is taking a nap right now so I thought I would update all of you on how Cooper's MRI went this morning!

I can't tell you how different the experience was today versus the last fiasco! His MRI was scheduled for 8 AM this morning which was great because he didn't have to go for hours and hours like last time without any food. I don't know if this is good or bad but I did feed him last night at 1:30 AM so that maybe going without his wake-up bottle wouldn't be as rough. I also gave him so pedia.lyte for some extra hydration at 5:30. We got there and I didn't even have to mention the IV team needing to the IV which took a load off my shoulders! I was ready to go to bat if anyone other than the IV team came anywhere near him! They prepared his arms and legs with these little heating pads to get the veins ready and they even brought the U/S machine with them! They were so prepared and got the IV in on the first try! They took us back for the MRI within 10 minutes after putting in the IV which was great because you know Cooper was obsessed with the IV stuff in his arm! They used Propofol to sedate him, you know the same stuff Michael Jackson was on, and he was out like a lightbulb in 3 seconds flat! It was a little creepy because one second he was whining and the next second he was like a limp noodle! It was hard to see to be completely honest but I had prayed REALLY hard all morning and had to just put the anxiety into God's hands and leave it there! They brought him back to the room on a stretcher and he was pretty out of it for about 10 minutes and then he gave us that million dollar smile and I knew that we had all survived!

Now, it's a waiting game! If this yields no answers than (most likely) they will just diagnosis him with benign congenital Hypotonia which means that he will EVENTUALLY walk but he won't be on the football team or track team which is okay by me! Hey, maybe he'll be a golf pro OR maybe he won't be into sports at all! Whatever, as long as he's happy and whatever he does will make me happy...


  1. Oh yeay! I'm so glad it was smooth sailing today. It shouldn't be any other way.

  2. I'm so glad it went well this morning!

    Happy 10 months, Cooper!!

  3. Glad to hear all went well :)

  4. So happy to hear that this time was much better than the last time! I'm sure everything will be okay. :)

  5. YAY!!!! I am so glad that it went better this time!! It is so nice to work with people who are good at what they do.

  6. We all have BIG dreams for our children,but like you said,Whatever makes him happy."
    I truely believe you said it just right!
    That really should be our BIG dream for our children,that they are happy.
    Thank you Jen for that reminder :)