Annie had her MRI today. It was a little nerve wrecking because Annie had to go under anesthesia for the procedure and our girls with Rett Syndrome don't always do so well under anesthetic. Fortunately Annie has always done well but unfortunately we were at Children's Hospital and Annie has never had a procedure there before. Sooo it was very unfamiliar and just unsettling. We came armed with all of our information and our articles about anesthesia and girls with Rett Syndrome and the staff was actually very receptive and grateful for the info. We were at the hospital for registration at 7:30 am and waited until about 10:45 to get into a room. It was a lot of waiting, especially with an anxious little lady who hadn't eaten and drank anything since midnight. Dad did his best to take her mind off things while she waited:
We were able to stay with Annie until she drifted off to sleep with some nitrous oxide and then we had to leave her. They then intubated her for precaution and set up her IV then took her down to the MRI. After the MRI they brought her up to a room where she slept until she woke up from the anesthesia. It was only after she woke up that we were able to see her. Uggg, that was a really tough hour and a half, especially when we are used to being able to be with her while she wakes. Needless to say she was agitated, disoriented and her throat was sore but she came through it like a champ!