August 20, 2012

Post Op MRI Results

I guess Ashlyn's neurosurgeon was supposed to call last week, but he didn't get around to it, so his secretary called today (I was wishing to talk directly to Dr. Fuchs, but I'm sure he is beyond busy).  She said Dr. Fuchs left a note that said Ashlyn's post op MRI looks good.

Yay, I will take it!!  Awesome!!

We will go back to the neurosurgeon in six months, but she will not need a scan at that time.

Yay, yay, yay!!

August 3, 2012

Post Op MRI

Ashlyn's second attempt at a Post Op MRI was today, and this time, the sedation worked!  She had to have a brain scan, a flow study, and a c-spine so the scan took an hour and a half, and luckily the sedation held!

Ashlyn did pretty well prior to the scan, not TOO anxious, but she was aware that something not so fun was about to happen.  The nurses blew bubbles to try to distract Ashlyn from the IV but she wasn't too interested.

After the MRI was complete, Ashlyn was pretty groggy and limp for about a half hour.  She then was a little angry, and let everyone know it.  It didn't take too long before Ashlyn calmed down, ate some crackers, and wanted to leave.

Now the images will have to be mailed to Ashlyn's neurosurgeon at Duke since we had the MRI in our hometown.  It will take a few days for him to receive them (snail mail) and review them.  I will await a phone call to discuss the scan.  I am HOPEful for good news!

August 2, 2012


Ready for the Olympics!

(The scratch on her lip and chin is from falling, but that won't stop her!)