Thursday, October 1, 2009

Cohen's scan and Kelsi's Appointment

Great news first. Cohen's scan came back clean!!! Kelsi is doing great!!!

Cohen's day started off pretty good. We weren't sure if he was going to stay still for the CT scan so we prepped him for sedation. He was ok without eating since he was going to get a sucker and a new car. He was even brave when he got poked twice when they were trying to give him an iv. I kept reminding him that if he stayed still during the scan he would get a sucker and a car and not have to be asleep. He did it. He was so still that they only needed to do the scan once. Here's the kicker. They give him contrast that he has to drink over an hour and then they give him contrast through his iv during the scan. He has had both of these contrasts since day one of being diagnosed but last June he had a small allergic reaction that they were able to treat with benedryl. This time they pretreated him with a steroid and benedryl to prevent a reaction. Well that didn't work. He had a really bad reaction, that luckily started after the scan was done. His face started turning a red/purple color and he was wheezing. Poor kid had a panicked mom, a couple doctors, and a handful of nurses around him acting fast. The medicines they gave him helped pretty quickly. He was watched for about two hours an then sent home. He was happy when he final got what he was promised.

Kelsi's appointment went really well. The doctor said she looks great. They turned her pacemaker down to 60 bpm. Since she is getting older her heart doesn't need to beat any faster but her heart will sometimes beat faster on it's own, especially when she's active. By turning her pacemaker down it saves on battery time. She will probably need the battery replaced in 6 years.

My kids are doing great and I love that it's almost been 10 1/2 months since we've had to stay at the hospital. Thank you so much for all of your support and prayers!


Cupcake Mama said...

I am not sure how I found your blog, but have been reading for almosta year...I think I have left a comment or two in the past. Anyway, so wonderful to read of the good reports. I have a friend with a 4 yr old daughter who is in remission from a brain tumor found at age 2. She has talked about remembering to breath between scans/check ups and how there is so much life to be lived between those appointments. Sounds like your family does a good job of remembering there is is much life to live!

Kaidence's Mommy said...

What a great day for your family!!!! I am so happy that things are going so well.

The Hood's said...

Congratulations! I LOVE to hear the good news!

likeschocolate said...

Yahoo for little and big things! I am glad despite Cohen having an allergic reation that his scan was clean and tht Kelsi is doing great.

Tori said...

I Am So Happy That They Are Both Still Doing So Well :)

Sermon Family said...

Hey Ash! I always think about you guys. I'm so glad things are going so well! I can't believe how big your cute kids are getting! Love you!

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