Feb 1, 2008

Update MRI...

Well, Cole went in for his MRI today. It sure was an early morning! I've been awake since 3 am. Cole woke up and I couldn't go back to sleep afterwards. He was hungry, so we had to trick him with warm water to go back to sleep since he couldn't eat after midnight.
We got to take him back into the radiology department and help him get into his gown. We were told by the front desk that we could stay with him during the procedure, but when we got back there they told us we couldn't. I'm sure it's because of all the doctors in the room and they have to put a breathing tube down his throat and have an I.V. Who wants to see their baby like that? I cried as they took him away from me. I could see them put him onto the MRI machine and he was looking around like "where am I?" It broke my heart! About an hour and a half later they called us and we went back into the room. The minute I walked in I could hear MY baby crying. The nurse was impressed that I knew it was Cole. I instantly was in tears! He was so scared. He had a nurse trying to get all the tape off of him and trying to remove his I.V. I know it was hurting him. The second I picked him up he stopped crying.....It was the BEST feeling to have him back in my arms. He ate a full bottle and we were on our way. I know everybody tells me what a simple procedure this is, but I think it's so difficult to have someone take your baby from you. No parent should ever have to think about the things that we do....MRIs, Shunts, Kyphosis, Hydrocephalus...etc. I just want to send a big hug out to everyone that kept us in their prayers today!! Cole did great (I think it affected us more than him..lol) We haven't heard back from the Nuerosurgeon yet, but when I do I will let everyone know....With this I leave you with some pictures from this morning!!




It was an early morning...at least somebody got some extra sleep :)



Looking cute in his "mini" baby hospital gown!

Not knowing what was to come...safe in Daddy's arms...

11 sweet comments:

Jennjilla said...

Gosh, I had chills thinking back to when Sawyer had his surgery...there was nothing worse than the moment they took my baby from me....and nothing better than when they gave him back to me!! I'm glad all went well! I wish I were as cute as Cole that early in the morning!! :)

Jennifer said...

It's awful! Cat was an NICU baby, given about a 30% chance to live. It was terrifying. And when Anne was 19 months old she aspirated a nut into her lung and had to have surgery to remove it. Once again terrifying when they take your baby away and you just have to let go and watch! Thanks for posting. I'm so glad Cole came through so well. Waiting to hear results:)

Amanda said...

I cried and cried reading this. Only because I absolutly cannot imagine how you must feel...having strangers take away your baby, even if it was to help him. Being a new mom too, Just the thought of that brings tears to my eyes. You must be so strong. That must be why God chose you to be Cole's mommy. He needed a strong person who would love him with everything she's got. I'm proud of you!

Tonya said...

I am glad Cole made it throught okay!! Mom's arms are great after tests! Cole will be a veteran in no time ;) so will his mom and dad!

Hugs to everyone!!!

Lisa said...

You're right. They say it's a "simple procedure" but seeing your baby taken away is heart-breaking. Every time, it's difficult. Though, I'm not sure what's harder sometimes - the procedure...or waiting for the results.
Love the pictures and hang in there! Keep us posted!

Holly said...

I am in tears reading this!!! Poor baby Cole!! Even though this was an awful experience... Cole looked super cute in his baby gown :)

Cole is so lucky to have such a strong momma!!

xoxo

Scott said...

We're thinking of you guys. Hang in there and do keep us posted when you hear from the neurosurgeon.

Colby is heading in for his surgery on Tuesday now (yup, yet another change in plans). We're not looking forward to not letting him eat Monday night. He's LOUD when he's hungry. LOL And we're honestly not thrilled that he has to go in for this...but we can't change our sitaution, only affect the way we react to it.
I think only other parents who have children going through this can really understand how difficult it is and the specific challenges you face. So from other parents who are in your shoes....you guys are doing a great job!!! : )

waterbridge said...

Hi Katie, I finally made it to your blog and here I am at work crying. I'm glad Cole is fine and I hope you hear back from the Dr. soon. Josh hasn't had any MRI's yet, but his appt with the Geneticist is next Monday. I'm sure that will prompt a lot of visits to specialists. Got to go! I'm so happy about your blog!

Hugs,
Alex (Josh's mom - 12 mths)

Jennifer said...

Any news about results yet?

Krysta said...

i love reading your blog Katie, but it makes me so sad to read some of this stuff, and all your emotions. Hope your lil guy is doing ok! he is so freaking cute! can't wait to see you guys!

How Life is Measured said...

All I have to say is - that's one cute baby!