Scott and Bridget met in 1993 and were married in 2001. In September of 2003 we welcomed our first miracle, James. 16 months later we brought home our second miracle, Annie. And in October of 2006 our family was complete with miracle #3, Gracie. Rett syndrome entered our lives when Annie was diagnosed on May 19, 2006. This is the life of the MacDonald family as we juggle 3 small children and battle Rett Syndrome until Gods perfect time when we are cured.

Friday, June 4, 2010


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!
We got home at about 1:30pm, gave Annie a little something to eat, snuggled a bit, let her play with her sister and brother, take a nap, dinner, a bath and by evening Annie was up and dancing with her daddy! All better!

We sure have a strong little cookie on our hands! Results by Monday or Tuesday.


  1. Glad to hear that it went so well and that she was up and dancing so well! Praying that the results come back best case for you!

  2. Way to go are a little trooper! It looks like daddy knows just what to do too :) Hugs to you!