Wednesday, July 7, 2010

What a day and now we wait

Today was M's yearly MRI followup for Unilateral MoyaMoya. We had to be at the hospital as 6am. We registered her and walked over to the area where they set everything up for the MRI. I thought they would just sedate her for the test but the anesthesiologist told us that they were going to do general anesthesia. I totally freaked out especially since I wasn't expecting it, he said it was the safest way for her because since they would intubate her they could monitor her CO2 level.
(I felt the water works rolling in but I tried to take a deep breath since I didn't want M to see me cry, I was able to escape it with just a tear or two)

The nurse came in and gave her "giggle juice" not sure what the medication is but its something that makes her relax. I was able to walk into the MRI room with her and stayed there until they made her fall asleep with a gas mask. They put in her IV after she was already asleep which was good that way she didn't go through it awake.

I walked out of that room in tears and the anesthesiologist reassured me that she will be fine and they would take good care of her. It was nice to hear that but at the same time I want to scream that's my baby and she has to go through all this and I have to accept it because I cant change it but it sucks!

Dr.D, my mom and I went to the waiting room and sat down. They told us it would take about an hour and a half. I prayed for a while and then I prayed together with DR.D, when we finished I walked over to the hospitals gift shop and bought 2 balloons (a Diego and a Dora)for M. I knew she would really like them.

It seemed like it took forever but finally they told us that she was already out of the MRI machine and they were waking her up from the anesthesia. Dr.D and I were both there when they brought her into the recuperation room and she was really groggy but Happy to see us. We calmed her down and gave her popsicles that the nurse brought. She fell back asleep and the nurse came in ready to remove the IV but since we had to wait 20 minutes for the disk with the images that Dr.D requested, we asked the nurse if we could let her sleep for a little while and she agreed.

When we received the Disk the nurse came in and M wanted me to remove the IV instead of the nurse so I did the tape removal and the nurse pulled it out, put on a band aid and we were ready to leave. M slept all the way home. After we got home she had some pretzels and wanted to play but since I wasn't sure how coordinated she was I convinced her to watch a movie with me instead.

As I type this she is playing hide and go seek with Dr.D so she is totally back to normal. I am still a nervous wreck because we still done have he results. Well technically we have the disk at home but Dr.D told me that he is a doctor but he is also her dad. So he wants to wait until tomorrow so that he can view the images at the hospital with the neurologist.

I wish I could just fall asleep now and wake up tomorrow after Dr.D already has the result and that they are good. However that's not possible so I will just keep praying and trusting in God.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Easiest Parm Chicken Recipe

Two nights ago, while Dr.D was working over night, we had a sleepover. My niece came over and my sister in law and we planned to watch movies and play games. M and L helped me plan the whole thing, including the menu. They both wanted Parmesan Chicken.

We went to the grocery store and I gathered the following ingredients:

Chicken Cutlets
1 pack of Italian Shake and Bake
Marinara Sauce
Grated Parmesan Cheese
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

I followed the instructions of the Shake and Bake box.
(Wet the chicken and shake it in the bag)
Put it in the oven for 25 min's at 400 degrees

Took it out, poured some marinara sauce over each chicken, sprinkled some parm cheese and a small handful oh the mozzarella cheese. Then I put it back into the oven and turned on the broiler for a few minutes just until the cheese melted.

It was total success, super yummy! My niece even said it was the best chicken she had ever tasted.

The rest of the night was great we all had a lot of fun.