Posted by Steph in
Scans, on Saturday, July 1. 2006 at
I had decided early last week that I would tell the TRUTH to Asher and it seems to be getting better now. He IS smart enough to understand and lying will only cause him to lie to me or hide his pain or think this is all too scarey. Not that I was lying to him, but I wasn't telling him when we took him to the doc that we were doing that and then we showed up to the hospital and he got mad. So I told Scott last week that I wanted Asher to be told before going to any appointments.
So this morning I told Asher they were going to take photos of his brain today and to see that he is healing well....that daddy would go with him and I would be home with the girls....and that there would be no owies today. All he did was kinda whimper, like he was going to start crying but then stopped....I told him he was so brave and I was so proud of him.
I got a paged email from Scott at 10:30am that he had gone in and Asher only whimpered a little and they didn't give him any owies because they just used the catheter and not a new IV. The anethesiologist today is our FAVORITE (a guy, older, and the sweetest man ever, would always hug me before he took my little boy in, and his first name is same as my baby's)....
Anyway....hoping and praying the MRI is clear or just that little itty bitty tumor that we saw the other time and nothing more.
Posted by Steph in
, on Saturday, July 1. 2006 at
Then, both the neurosurgeon and oncologist want Asher to have an MRI to check the tumor and sugarcoating that showed up in the last couple of scans. He goes in Saturday morning.
Then Asher goes in Thursday for many hours of tests ("nuke-med"??? I have no idea what this is/how to spell it/etc but it is to check the kidney). At the same time they will do a few other tests they need to do.
Then Asher goes in Friday for post-op....remove sutures from the second brain tumor surgery. This incision is healing nicely.
I've been flushing Asher's cathedar each night and it goes well. Asher has no problems with me touching it and even tells me what to do when I say, "What do we do now?" While he was at the hospital today, nurse Annie redressed it and before she got started Asher said, "No, mommy do it. Upstairs." That's my boy!
So, that's what we know for this coming week. We do hope to see fireworks with the kids. Asher is already anxious for them!
Hope everyone reading this has a good 4th!