Wednesday, June 22, 2011

two pieces of news...

Had my MRI this morning. I tried to get them to take a picture of me all wired up - oxygen cannula, pulse oximeter, blood pressure cuff, EKG pad, IV... but no one had their cell phone with them to take a picture. That was too bad.

I will say if this typing sucks it's because I finally got enough good stuff to knock my butt out...xanax, fentanyl, and versed. She still had propanol up her sleeve if that hadn't done it. She did have to give me an initial injection and then a booster about half-way through it. It was nice... told her that I'd lift my right leg if things were getting tense. I made it until the last 3 minutes and then knew that I was so close that I'd just close my eyes again and do my best to not move. It was tough.

This was a closed MRI, too so it was quite confining. They gave me a CD with my images on it. Too bad I can't tell anything except that there really is a brain in there. Nice to know... Sometimes I had my doubts.

They will send the copy by courier to my doctor so hopefully they'll let me know soon if they see anything or if they see nothing.

Next news.... there will be PINK in my future!!! Amy's sonogram showed the baby was wearing pink booties. Yup... it's a girl. They called us, Rex's parents, and my mom. No one else will get told until tonight after Rex gets home from work so mum's the word. Rex is worried about the budget now since there won't be too many hand-me-downs from his sister (on boy #2) or his brother (2 boys there). But she's not going to go overboard on the stuff that can be gender-neutral, like car seat, stroller, etc.

We're so excited.

5 comments:

Bouncin' Barb said...

I'm SOOO relieved that you made it through the MRI to the end. Those were quite good cocktails they gave you. Congrats on the little girl. Woo Hoo. That has to be so exciting for you guys. So keep us posted on the results of the test. And the battle over the hearing devices.

colenic said...

Well first I hope that all goes well with your tests.....
Secondly- I have a bunch o friends who hve had little girls in the past few years- I can ask if they have any clothes and such ....and I know that I have some stuff here that didn't get mailed fast enough- probably with tags still on them...let me know if you want me to box em up and send them...

kneesandpaws said...

Congratulations on your success in making it through! And triple that for the baby girl! I'm so happy for you and your family:)

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Congrats on the GIRL!!!

Pat said...

Glad to hear you made it through the MRI! Whew!

And congratulations on the upcoming birth of your granddaughter!