Ashlyn was beyond hungry and kept yelling "nack, nack. Juuuice" and we couldn't do anything about it to satisfy her needs. We practiced the art of distraction, but to no avail and the melt down started as soon as we went in with the nurse. (She couldn't eat breakfast and had to stop drinking two hours before the MRI).
The good news is that Ashlyn didn't have to get an IV this time, they gave her some medicine by mouth instead. Of course she spit half of it out all over me, but at least it worked. It was a long 20 minutes before she fell asleep.
My husband and I were able to go into the MRI room with Ashlyn, which was a VERY loud 45 minutes for us while they performed the test. We just kept hoping and praying that Ashlyn would stay asleep and she did! She woke up RIGHT as they were finishing the test. Perfect!
Ashlyn woke up in a great mood and acted like nothing happened. She started babbling to the doctors and was excited to finally get juice and crackers. She picked out some pink sunglasses from the prize box and sported them the rest of the day.
So, it was a brutal morning watching Ashlyn scream, but once the MRI started, everything got easier. We relaxed the rest of the day and are hoping to get a good night's rest before two more appointments tomorrow.