Friday, February 8, 2008

RSV = No sedation for scans

Since Cohen has RSV they are unable to sedate him for all of his scans next week. They wait until 2 weeks from the day they tested him for RSV to do sedation. That was my icing on the cake. I broke down after finding that out yesterday because I was so set on everything happening next week and then surgery the next week. I'm the type of person who likes/needs to know when everything is going to be, how it's going to be, and what it's going to be like in the future. Cancer is so unexpected and that has been one of the hardest things for me to deal with. I just worry that the longer we put things off the more the tumor can grow and the more they will have to (or can't) remove during surgery. Now everything has to be delayed and they aren't sure yet when everything is going to be rescheduled... At first I just thought they were being mean. It took me a minute to realize that they have him in their best interest and don't want to cause any harm to him. And if there is stuff in his lungs sedation could be dangerous for him... I will update as soon as I know the new schedule. Hopefully they can start this next Friday since that will be two weeks from the day we found out about the RSV (if he's better of course.) What a yucky virus!
He had his GFR (Kidney) test today. He did really well. It was done in Nuclear Medicine at the U instead of at PCMC. We had to hang out at the two hospitals between 9:00 and 1:30 and went to Nuclear Medince at 10, 11:15, and 1:15. They put in an iv so they could inject the liquid to take the scan, then they had to take blood an hour after and then two hours after that. Can you believe he kept his mask on almost the whole time! He only took it off to eat and we made sure we went in an area that no one really goes in. (The sky walk towards the Moran Eye Center has two chairs and nobody really goes down there.) They sent the results to the Oncology department but we wont know them until Monday. Keep your fingers crossed that everything looked good. :o)

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