We were right on time for our 8:30 appt today. Of course there were major delays once we got there. Brady was scheduled for a CT, then MRI. The MRI people decided that since Brady had another scan first that they would put someone in the MRI in the meantime. Well, the CT people wouldn't start their scan until the MRI was open. SO, we didn't even start until 11:30. Brady couldn't have food or drink, so the poor kid hadn't eaten since 7:30 last night. Matt and I were livid that once again, we are left waiting just because someone messed up. Our nurses Sharon and Nancy were with us the whole time. They are SO FABULOUS! They work in the MRI department and were with us the day of his diagnosis. They really go out of their way to put a smile on your face, but at the same time get things done! When I was having a heated "discussion" with the MRI lady, Nancy and Sharon were in the background saying "Mmm Hmm, Yep, that's right" under their breath. Ha!
I went with Brady back into the CT room and was with him as he went under anesthesia. They used his Broviac and it was under within seconds of giving him the medication. By about 1pm he was back in the room with us. He was very sleepy at first and didn't want to wake up. When he finally did he was full of rage and inconsolable. I told the nurses that this was very unlike him, even the two times he has been under anesthesia weren't like that. They feel he had a reaction to Versed, a medication that he hasn't had before. Apparently this anesthesia team used this mediation to keep him sedated while being transferred from one test to another. Our nurses said that this med wasn't necessary and next time we should ask for a specific pediatric team. Who knew? Brady just thrashed and screamed all the way to the car and all the way home. He finally settled down as we got closer to the house. Poor sweetie...totally not himself.
He has settled down now and finally ate some cookies and pudding. We are hoping to hear from our oncologist tonight with some results. I'll update later either way.