Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Angels to Comfort Her

First round of tests are complete, and there was none of the anticipated and promised sedation, anesthesia, or fear. A few tears were shed over the IV insertion, but she was happy to be distracted by The Tooth Book. We even had a couple of good laughs over making toothy faces at each other.

When we got to the CT room, the nurse let her roam and check stuff out while we put on a Barney video and discussed what would work best. It was decided that we would go with the minimum of restraints; little more than a lap belt, and a foam wedge on either side of her head. I lightly held her hands and she lay there, still and serene. They spent less than ten minutes getting their images, a few minutes to make sure they were viable, thirty seconds to slip the IV out of her hand and she was off the table. She walked out the door without a tear in her eye, as a stunned technician gave her some stickers and a toy dog as a prize for being so brave and still. He kept raving about how he had never seen anything like it.

I have. But I've seen a number of miracles.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

How relieved you must be. I am so glad for you.
Elizasmom's Mom

shoeaddict said...

Oh, I'm so happy!! Now, more tommorow?

elizasmom said...

Phew! Go, Pearl, for being so brave. And, go, Pearl's mama, for ALSO being so brave. So glad that's over!

Kate said...

I'm so pleased for you and Pearl!

Fantastagirl said...

Way to go Pearl - you are an amazing little girl. (I think you get that from your mom)

jd said...

Yay!! For pearly girl!! yeah! did I mention YEAH and another YAY!!

sari said...

I'm so happy to hear this!! Wonderful news!

Mama D said...

What a brave Mama and Pearl. That's great that everything went so well. One down one more to go! Woo Hoo!

anne at annenahm.com said...

The moments of parenthood that make me weep the hardest with gratefulness are when the children exceed the parent's hopes and expectations. Yay Pearl!

Jessica G. said...

So glad that all went well! And I just love how little children continue to amaze those around them.

Meredith said...

Very wonderful news! Did you get the CT scan results??

Jo said...

That is so wonderful. I am all tingley from your sweet miracle. Yay!