Sunday, January 24, 2010

Scan Week Upon Us Again

I can hardly believe it has been 3 months since Brady's last set of scans. And here we are again. Scan date is Tuesday and scan time is 9:15. This will work out great with Brady's schedule, we will basically wake him up and put him in the car.

I know by now that scans seem commonplace, and I guess the process for us is quite familiar. However, we have to remember that there is still risk involved. Brady will be put completely under anesthesia (I think this has to the 10th time by now!) and will have his thoracic spine and chest scanned. He will wake up with an IV and will have his blood and urine collected as well. We are working on trying to have a specific anesthesiologist work with us who we have had before. The last time we had a different one, who used different medicines despite us telling him what Brady had done well with in the past. Brady ended up waking up very nauseous and threw up at the hospital and on the way home. We are praying that we can get the anesthesiologist who worked with him in the past when things went well.

I'm also praying that our oncologist will have a preliminary report for us by the end of the day. Waiting I hope to have GREAT NEWS sometime Tuesday afternoon. Of course we will have to wait a week or so for the blood/urine results. We have a follow up appointment on Thursday morning.

That is our plan for the week. I know it is easy to forget to pray for Brady considering how well he is doing, but please keep him in your prayers.

We are praying specifically for:
1. A clear scan report showing no change in that tiny area of Brady's spine and no new NB growth anywhere else.
2. Normal urine/blood results.
3. Brady to do well with anesthesia.
4. That some sort of intervention will be successful in treating Brady's scoliosis and kyphosis.

Thank you friends for keeping Brady in your prayers!!!


  1. Prayer requests noted and prayers underway!

  2. Same as above. I don't understand why Brady's anesthesia side effects are not noted in his records----which the anesthesiologist should read!
    Love to all,

  3. Our prayers will continue for Brady.

  4. I will keep you in my thoughts! Looking forward to some good news tomorrow or soon thereafter!!


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