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MRI - what to expect?

Postby BBee » Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:38 pm

Hello,

I don't know if anyone frequents this forum but I'll ask anyway!

DS (22mos) is having an MRI tomorrow and of course I'm nervous about sedation and recovery.

Any stories or advice or words of encouragement appreciated!
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Re: MRI - what to expect?

Postby ete29 » Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:29 pm

I'm sorry your baby is having a test done. My daughter had countless MRIs and CTs done. Your baby will have an IV placed, which is hard to watch, but hopefully you are going somewhere that they see a lot of children. My daughter was always sedated with propofol. They would let me hold her while the meds were administered throu the IV. She would go to sleep really fast, I. Had to hold her head well because she got groggy right before going to sleep and would flop her head around. She would revive pretty quickly afterwords and be her happy self.

Good luck, I hope everything is ok!
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Re: MRI - what to expect?

Postby ete29 » Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:32 pm

Just wanted to add, it's really hard to watch your baby be sedated. Sometimes the urge to cry was overwhelming :oops: I hope you have someone there with you to lean on!
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Re: MRI - what to expect?

Postby BBee » Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:51 pm

Thank you so much for your words of encouragement :)

The sedation went OK, we tried to make light of it because he was acting so silly as he got sleepier. He woke up right after and drank and ate pretty soon after that.

One part down, a million more to go :/

I'm very sorry for the loss of your Daughter...
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Re: MRI - what to expect?

Postby mritnire » Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:49 pm

Just noticed this now, glad it went well. My eldest twin had an MRI and she fought her sedation, which they warned me of because she had been sedated before in the NICU. They ended up needing to give her the max dose and she split my lip when she kept headbutting me, but she was fine after no ill effects.

I hear you about many different tests and appointments, I feel like we are being followed by everyone! But thankfully now we are slowing down.

Hope everything continues to go well for your DS!
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Re: MRI - what to expect?

Postby LaraE » Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:03 am

I'm glad all went well with the sedation. I agree with the above poster, its difficult watching your child be sedated. Abby had oral sedation for a hearing test at the hospital and i cried too. Everything ended well but it was still hard.
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