Tuesday, May 20, 2008

No Pokes!

We attempted our CT scan this morning, arriving at UCDMC at 9 am. What Dan failed to mention in his post is that when the nurse first called me yesterday she said that Drew was going to be completely unconscious with a breathing tube for the CT. Um, no he's not. I told her, he is having surgery on Friday and I do not want him intubated three days before. To which she replied "are you a nurse?" And I said "no, but I play one on TV." OK, I didn't say that.

But we did have a talk and she came up with the plan to try to let him do it on his own in the morning. So Dan practiced with him last night, and it paid off! Drew was able to lay in the CT scanner and hold still while they took the pictures, with no pokes, no straps, no sedation, no nothing! He was so brave and I was so proud of him! I could see he got scared when the machine started, I saw his little eyes moving around looking at the scanner. But I stood right next to him and talked him through it. The technician gave him a teddy bear to keep, and the whole thing lasted maybe ten minutes from the time we got in the room until we left.

Now Dan is at the pharmacy picking up Drew's medication (maybe we won't need it ever again after surgery!) and picking up the disc with the CT on it so we can bring it to Stanford. I can't believe we're leaving tomorrow! I'm kind of excited!


Molly said...

They wanted to intubate him? Crazy! Good for you for fighting back! And AWESOME JOB DREW for conquering your CT scan! That's amazing! What a trouper!

Rebecca Myers said...

Hi Andrea & Dan,
I believe the CT scan is good sign for the rest of the week. We will pray for you and your family througout the week. We wish you the very best.

Ted, Rebecca, Vaughn & Luke

Amber said...

Yeah Drew! That's terrific! My prayers will be for the rest of the week to go as smoothly as this morning went!

Taria M. said...

I don't know any of you, but I want you to know that I will be praying for your sweet boy, and that God will hold ALL of you in his loving arms.

God Bless You!

Isabelle & Calista's Mommy said...

YEAH DREW!!! What a brave little boy!!! I am so proud of you!!!

Kathy said...

WHOO HOOO Drew...you're a SUPERSTAR!!!
Prayers are headed your way!!
Lots of love,

Krista said...

Way to go for standing up for your kid! That's awesome. Been thinking of you bunches this week..and keeping you in our prayers!

Hey...can you send me your hospital address to Kateskart@verizon.net....I think Drew is totally deserving of being our "first" hospitalized recepient of some "Kate's Kart books!"

Anonymous said...

Praise God!

Vanessa said...

I am so happy they didn't have to sedate him. He is getting to be such a big boy! I'll be keeping you guys in my prayers as you head to Stanford.


The Portas said...

What a brave little boy! Drew, everyone is so proud of your courage. I'm so happy that you stood up to the nurse, Andrea. You know what's best for your little boy!

Sending prayers your way...xoxo

Jane said...

What great news! Praying more than usual for you guys ;)

Anonymous said...

Amen Amen Amen God is Good!!

Katie Scott said...

I am so proud of Drew! What an amazing kid he is!!!

Anne Marie said...

Drew is amazing! That can't have been easy to lay still for so long with all the scary machines and sounds. He is such a little champ- give him a big hug from all of us.

Allison said...

I felt excited for Joshua's Glenn too. It just felt right. I knew that everything would be okay and that feeling was an answer to prayers.
We are certainly praying for you!