Steven and Sean on the Polar Bear Cam
Steven and Sean on the Polar Bear Cam

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

The MRI and an IV Without Tears

We bid goodbye to Jake and Tyler this morning after both of them received good MRI results.

Steven's special IV insertion team went into action, premedicating him with an adult-size dose of ativan, covering all possible IV insertion sites with Emla, and giving him a room with dimmed lights.

Angie distracting Steven while he gets his IV

Angie (at Steven's head) made seagull and ocean sounds while Leslie and Tara got the IV in his vein.

This was his best IV ever, the first IV insertion he's had that didn't involve either tears or inhaled gas.

Sean encouraging Steven before his MRI

Then off to the MRI. It's so great having Sean along, he provides a huge piece of Steven's "normal" life that I just can't give him myself.

Sean, just by being himself, brings Steven out of the cocoon of worry and sadness that he retreats into for at least part of every trip we make to Memphis.

Tomorrow morning we get Steven's MRI results.

- Kathleen

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