Friday, March 18, 2011

MRI and the aftermath

My girlfriend Tracy and her son Aidan left yesterday while Yuri and I were at the hospital. Bohdan just fell in love with Aidan, Aidan held him all the time and Bohdan loved every minute.

We arrived at the hospital on time at 10:45am. The MRI was scheduled for 12:15pm. Yuri hadn't had anything to eat since the night before and then only pedialite at 10:05am so he was on the verge of a breakdown. The nurse took us back around 11:30am to get ready for the anesthesiologist. He was EVERYWHERE!! They kept asking "is this normal for him?" "Does he always move this much?" YUP!!! They kept asking all these questions about his history and most of the answers were "I dunno." I wasn't much help. I did tell them however that the sedative I tried to use on the plane just barely worked. They asked if he had sleep apnea. I said yes. They asked "diagnosed?" I said "Mommy diagnosed." "But not really?" I told them that I am 99% sure he has sleep apnea (no idea how to spell this).

So the anesthesiologist told me that she will give him the IV sedative, if he is still moving or has sleep apnea then she will have to give him a general and use a tube to breath for him. She said we would stay 2 hours after if just regular but if they have to do a general then we will have to stay 4 hours!!

I told her that he does have sleep apnea and that I figure they will need to do the general. (but I'm just momma, I don't know what I talking about.) So they give him the first sedative........ nothing, they give him another dose and he stops moving as much so they wheel him away saying that it will only take 35-45 minutes. An hour and a half later they call and say that he was moving on the table and they couldn't get a good picture between that and him snoring and him stopping breathing!! So they had to give him a general and redo some of the MRI.

So when I finally get back to see him the nurse tells me "Wow! he is hard to put under. Next time he needs something like this just tell them to do the general because the sedation doesn't work on him. You also need to get a sleep study done because he probably has sleep apnea."


What do you say to that? I should have said "Here's your sign." "I know you aren't going to understand this but that muffler is gonna be hot!" (another quote, I can't help it)

Anywho we didn't leave until 7pm. I was not expecting to stay ALL day long. Well I wish that would have been the end of it but it wasn't. Since we had company we moved Yuri into our closet to sleep and needless to say we have not been sleeping well at all because he makes SO much noise and talks and yells in his sleep. I was so looking forward to moving him back into his room so Josh and I could sleep. Well.... 3am he is up screaming! I tried everything and I still don't know what was going on. He screamed for over an hour and woke everyone up. So all the babies are up and sleep deprived Josh and I are befuddled. He finally quit and everyone went back to sleep. Josh and I took a bit longer because we were wide awake!

Then the morning comes and he wakes up screaming. He has been screaming for 2 hours straight now and I am at a loss. Anyway the price of this MRI was WAY more than we all expected. But today is Friday, Thank Goodness!!!

Ok, so remember Sonya. Sweet Sonya! She has a family! It is bitter sweet though. Sonya's family were adopting Dusty and Nikita but precious Nikita went to live with Jesus. Even though he is in a much better place it is still hard. Anyway they have decided to bring home Sonya with Dusty. Here is their blog, They should be traveling soon.

Ok remember, Julia from Yuri and Bohdan's room? Her family met her yesterday for the first time! To see pictures visit thier blog at

Blessings to you all and thank you so much for your prayers!! I must go find my house now. I know it is here somewhere in all this mess.


  1. Since he is having unusual reactions, the screaming could be related to the anesthesia. There is one type of anesthesia (that our ENT insisted on using when my older son had tubes 3 times) that the kids come out of anesthesia combative and LOUD. Maybe he just had a delayed type of reaction to the general.

  2. I am glad it is Friday too! Hope tonight is better and you all sleep well! I love the "here is your sign" thought! Thanks for posting about Sonya, Nikita & Dusty. Hoping to hear soon about our date. I'll be checking your travel tab a few times before leaving - I'm sure! Isn't it great to see Julia and Aaron in the arms of their Momma & Daddy! We will have to have a #3 reunion! Praying for you! Thanks for finding the time to blog - we love to hear how you are doing - can't wait to see more pics!

  3. Bless your heart, Autumn! Thanks for updating us all - keeping all of you in my prayers!!

  4. I love theheres your sign routine! Here's hoping that you get some answers about your sweet boy!

  5. God bless you for all you are doing for those little boys. I'm sure it's tough ~ thanks for being so generous!