Thursday, August 9, 2012

MRI done

Another long day and one coming up tomorrow too.  Not much energy or time to update tonight, as Keegan is very restless.

Keegan made it to the scanner for an MRV (magnetic resonance venogram) of his torso and an MRA (magnetic resonance angiogram) and images of his brain.  The venogram gave us some good images for sites for his new port placement tomorrow.  It will take a few days for the radiologist to compare the brain scans to last year's.

We had a long day with the peripheral IVs.  Both appear to work, but neither will draw blood.  They tried four times to get a blood draw for labs while he was under anesthesia.  What they got gave us some really wonky numbers, so we had to poke him yet again this afternoon for another set of labs and a culture this afternoon.

I cannot wait for tomorrow to be over.  Between the repeated rounds of anesthesia, the steroid pulse, and Keegan's underlying anxiety, he is miserable.  Not getting any real rest despite the drugs.  Tomorrow's surgery is scheduled for 11am, but his surgeon is on call for trauma, which means that he may get bumped.

We just can't say our thanks enough for your continued prayers this week.  We will update tomorrow with more information.

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