Wednesday, January 14, 2009

CT down, Cath to go...

So Vaeh had her CT scan this morning. Everything went well, except for the IV. Poor Vaeh & poor nurse, it took 3 pokes to finally get it in. The first two they were able to get a vein, but when they tried to flush it the vein blew! Again, she has such scared veins, which makes for hard sticks:0( But the 3rd time was a charm today.

They gave her noctech (sp?) for sedation, which usually takes 10 to 15 minutes to take effect. Oh no, not Vaeh! Little stinker was asleep in 3 minutes, & not just sleepy - completely out! Jon & I had to get blood work done, so we took off to do that while they did the test. When we got back, Little Miss V was still quite sleepy, & fell asleep nearly as soon as she hit the car seat.

We finally got her awake around 3 PM. She & Gabby played until... the belly flop on the floor interrupted! Poor thing was still a little woozy from the drugs that her reflexes are a little sluggish yet. She did a belly flop & ended up with a bloody nose! What a fun day. But now she's really starting to wake up & return to ornery, normal Vaeh:0)

So, now we just hang out until tomorrow morning. We have to be at the next hospital on the list at 10 AM. The beginning to another long day. Hopefully everyone else is having an uneventful week! I promise (Kathy :0) ) that I'll update periodically tomorrow! Until then...

9 comments:

mina said...

Hoping for a stress free night and a good, positive day tomorrow.

Kathy said...

FINALLY...
I'm glad the day went smooth....
gosh...another day. GEEZ!!
Have they let you know any results yet?? That's what I hate...you know that they know what they see..but, they make you WAIT and WAIT to tell you. urrghhh...
Yikes about the nose...poor little thing.
She's a trooper for SURE!
Here's hoping they get an iv in on the first try tomorrow!

Tina:0) said...

Usually for her IV with the cath, they give her "the gas" to make her sleep, THEN do the stick, so its not so bad for her.

I'm sure we'll find out the results in the morning - he's going to use that to decide whether to balloon or stent.

As for the nose, she fell again later & bumped her head! Poor thing, they'll probably think we beat her up at the hosptial tomorrow! (lol)

jencooper said...

Poor baby!! I can just imagine her little nose.

We will be saying lots of prayers for you guys tomorrow!!!

Keep us updated!

<3,
Jennifer

Vanessa said...

I'm thinking and praying for Miss Vaeh. Poor thing had a rough day and I know tomorrow isn't going to be much fun either.

Lots of love,
Vanessa

The Portas said...

One thing down... Minus the traumatic IV situation, I'm glad everything went well. I will be saying lots of prayers today. Please update when you can!!!! xoxoxoxo

GinaMarie said...

So glad the CT is over and bummer bout the pokes and falls. :( I remember those days when Adam and Noah were real small. I hope today is a much easier day. I pray the results for all are good.
Gina Marie

Dori said...

Thinking of you today! Hope all went well with your cath! We will check back soon for great news!

Josh, Carley and Kaitlyn said...

How did everything go today?