Sam had a bone marrow biopsy and lumbar puncture on Monday. The primary scanxiety in this case was how Sam would come out of the LP. If you'll recall, he had to be hospitalized last time because of the severity of the headache that followed the procedure. This time there were many safeguards in place. Even one that was added at the last minute by the anesthesiologist. I didn't love that I had to repeat myself and my story eleventy-billion times to make sure that they got it all right. But if saying "25 gauge needle" over and over again is what did the trick....fine. So be it. I will say it over and over and over. We were first in the day, so that he could spend the whole day in clinic recovering.
|How this whole thing makes me feel. (You know I've stooped low when I'm posting pictures of myself looking like this!)|
There were some tense moments when he cried and told me that his head hurt already.
Then he threw up and I thought it was all downhill.
But whew. He rallied. By about 3pm, he was hungry. And he ate a LOT. More than I'd seen him eat in a whole day sometimes!
|Just for kicks, I kept track. There were some cheerios too.|
The next day, we rested and headed for home, sans headache. He went to the movies (Hotel Transylvania - review: "great!") and enjoyed being back home. Today he is back in school.
I still haven't quite let out that breath.
But....so far....so good.
Now comes the other part of the scanxiety. Waiting for results.