Saturday, February 26, 2011

Eli's MRI

Eli had an MRI done on Valentine's Day. Before the procedure he was playful and full of energy.
They had to sedate him for the procedure. They maxed him out on the sedative and actually had to give him some benadryl before he fell asleep. Then he still woke up while he was inside the machine. Poor baby! Thankfully they didn't need him to go back in the machine.
We were allowed to leave, once they saw that he was able to walk on his own. He was so groggy (which I expected) and pathetic looking. Poor little guy. For being my easy going child he certainly has been to the doctor the most.
By the end of the week, we had the results of the MRI back. The scan showed no brain abnormalities but did show fluid on the ears and large tonsils. The fluid in the ears could help explain his speech delay, and the large tonsils may indicate sleep apnea. So our next step is a sleep study.

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