I am sitting in the same Mayo waiting room we were in Monday. Just left Dave for his third and final test, at least for this visit, a lumbar puncture. The nurse said she would need to take 13 vials of spinal fluid from his back, yet she some times takes as much as 30 so this is about half. Still did not make him feel better. Of course I have been saying that I had two spinal blocks for my C-sections and how surprised I was that both were painless. The nurse and I agreed, though, that’s a very different procedure. Last night’s spinal MRI did not go well for Dave. His left shoulder is messed up from too much weight lifting, or perhaps too heavy weights, and holding it still for 45 minutes proved very painful. Add to it the nauseous feeling he had when the contrast dye was injected through his IV and he thought he was going to throw up on himself in the tube. So he started squeezing the emergency ball and saying, “Hello! Hello!” No one responded but fortunately the feeling passed. Poor guy! He’s been through a lot these last three days and yet his sense of humor is very much intact. One more thing I love about him.
Posted under Baby Thomas: Month 34
This post was written by Tara on April 27, 2011