Monday, March 26, 2007

Who Says There Are No Super Heroes

My wife is about to put Parker to bed now and I am writing the blog after our dinner and wine. To be honest, the little monkey is the strongest and toughest little guy I will ever know. Yes, he was sedated for the procedures but when he did come to, he was as tough as nails. Well, a wobbly nail.

I had mentioned yesterday that Parker would be under a general anesthesia for all of his procedures today but he was actually just very heavily sedated. We arrived at the hospital at 9am but it was about 11am that we took Parker for his MRI where he was sedated. It took about 10 minutes for the sedation to take effect but once it did they carried him across the hall for his MRI. It took about 30 minutes for the MRI to complete and although we do not have to results yet it seems to have come back quite clean.

Then, they took Parker for his CT Scan of his lungs. I am unsure of the results, but it only look about 10 minutes. Then, we went across the hall where they performed the bone marrow aspiration. It took longer then the previous examination but it apparently went well. They took the bone marrow from his hip bone to see how well he produces different type of cells. We are hoping and expecting that he produces a good amount of stem cells.

After the bone marrow aspiration, the did a few swabs to see if there are any germs in his throat or nose. He was starting to wake up during these tests, so he was not as cooperative but he did do well.

Of course after this he did wake up and was quite hungry. He were told to give him some water to make sure that the sedative did not cause him to vomit. He drank about 8 ounces of water without a problem so when we got home we gave him the same amount of whole milk.

We were given some medication in case he did have some discomfort because of the bone marrow aspiration but to be honest, we never had to use it. When he got home, he was still quite drugged up but he was still very active. I did make a video of the little monkey that I will post of him playing in his playpen afterwards but I won't be posting it until tomorrow . So, check it out tomorrow (Check now!).

Mom just came into the bedroom after putting the little monkey to bed. I am very proud of the little monkey today. He is definitely tougher then anyone else I know.

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Elizabeth said...

Yay, Parker! Well I am glad you did so well and showed everyone what a strong little guy you are. I hope while I am writing this you are dreaming sweet dreams of Mommy and Daddy, your grandparents and playing with your favourite toys.

Sweet dreams, little one.

Love Elizabeth

Uncle Mikey said...

Way to go Parker!!

We are so proud of you big guy!! Nothing seems to phase you and you are only going to get stronger the longer you are there. Keep up all the good work. Love you tons.

Uncle Mikey and Auntie Christini and Jacob.

Kari said...

Congratulations Parker!!!

We all knew you would be your typical self - as strong as ever!!!

I hope you have a restful sleep tonite.

Stay strong! We love you lots & lots!!

Uncle ryan, Aunti Kari, Sarah & Mackenzie

nonna said...

Hey Parker, you are so tough and brave. I am happy to hear that things went well and that you don't remember any of it.
I hope that you have a very peaceful night and get to play lots tomorrow.

Stay strong big guy!

Love you tons

Nonno & Nonna

Natalie said...

Parker Pants!

I knew it! You made it through today with flying colours! You are such a wonderful, terrific, fabulous little trooper! I am so happy to hear that you are now sleeping soundly! Sleep well little one...I love you so much!

Auntie Natalie xoxox

Nana said...

Our little Parker man:

We all knew how well you would do - no surprises there. Sleep well our little angel. Tomorrow is a brand new day. All is good.

We love you.

Nana and Gaga

coolauntiekatie said...

Hiya Parkerbear!!

Jett's been asking about you all day! We're so happy to hear that everything went well. You are definitely a brave little man. Sweet dreams buddy!!

Love ya lots and lots and lots,
Auntie Kate, Uncle Michael and Jett xo

Franni said...

Dearest Parker!

That is wonderful to know that today went so well! You are so very very brave, I know I would not be nearly as brave as you, or your mom or dad for that matter!
You did a great job!
Tomorrow is on its way for you already. Sweet Dreams and enjoy your outings in the morning.
By the way, I am looking forward to seeing you jump around in your playpen video tomorrow!

Auntie Franni and The Boys!

funnyface said...

Parker I am so glad to hear how well you did!

Stay strong and I hope you have a great day today!

Love and hugs

Laura, Craig and Elizabeth

Natalie said...

Parker Poo,

I just watched your video...look at you always trying your best and being a little sweetheart! I love you little one...have a wonderful day today! I hope you feel all better!

Auntie Natalie xoxoxox

Kyle said...

Way to go Parker. You are such a strong little individual. Just unbelievable. Glad everything is going well so far. Say hello to your parents for us and continue to stay strong! We are so very proud of you. Love ya!

Kyle & Josephine