Thursday, August 20, 2009


I think I feel a lot better today. The last several days have been
full of worry, stress, and anxiety. Once we got to the hospital,
everything felt familiar again.

Orion got some "happy" medicine before getting carried off to the
room. He actually woke up at 4am ready to play! So after the med, he
was ready for a nap. We were so glad he conked out and had a good
memory of us before going in the room. I was able to place him on the
scanning bed and we watched them place the EKG and the gas mask.

That was at 8am. The MRI is up to 2 hours, then they take him straight
to the cath lab, which will be 2-4 hours. We will not be hearing from
anyone in between.

The cool new thing stanford didn't have before is a tracking board.
Each patient is assigned a number, and you can check the status of the
patient on the board (all computerized). This is great, we can watch
the progress that will show prep to OR to finishing to transport, etc.
What a great way to ease our minds :)

We are in the waiting room now. This is a brand new floor that we have
not seen. Super nice with flat screens, benches if you want to sit in
the garden, outlets for our computers and phones. But where did the
free coffee go? That's ok, I brought more than enough vinacafes to
hold us over :)

Bo is on his computer, and I brought my knitting and a book. Will post
updates as the day goes.

xoxo to all our family and friends. We couldn't do this without you.

1 comment:

Verike & Ryan said...

Hope all goes well. Thinking good thoughts for your family! Let us know if you need anything!!