Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Prayers for Gemma

Hey everyone, just asking for some prayers for tomorrow for Gemma. We have an MRI scheduled for tomorrow morning. It's a routine MRI for kids born with imperforate anus, usually around their 6 month. Gemma has the so called "easiest" form of IA, so there is only a 30% chance that something else could be wrong. She has already had all of her major organs checked and all came back normal. This is the last test. They are checking for a tetherd spinal cord. So far we haven't noticed any symptoms, and in fact Gemma is doing amazing, so we are pretty confident that nothing is wrong.  
    This is not as major as her surgery of course, but she does have to be sedated. That is scary. I have to stop nursing her at 4:30 am so I am sooo hoping that she wakes up on her own so I don't have to wake her up.  Imagine wanting your baby to wake you up at 4:30am!! Lol but I'm scared how she is going to react not being able to nurse. It not only feeds her, but it comforts her too. She's not going to understand what's going on. We can give her clear liquids until 6:30am. But she won't take a bottle since I've been home! So this will be interesting.
   I'm scared of how  she will react to all the strangers and watching them put her under sedation. She won't know what's happening or why. It's just bringing back all the concerns and memories of her surgery. It was horrible. She was in so much pain, it was horrible. I can't go through that again.

So please pray that there are no adverse reactions to the sedation and the MRI comes back normal.