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08-31-2004, 02:22 PM
My son, who is only 4 weeks old, has to have an MRI done. I'm nervous because he has to have anestisia. Has anyone else gone thru similar?
08-31-2004, 04:02 PM
oh my gosh Jen what a sweet heart... I dont know about the MRI. Hope someone will have some answers for you.I do hope everything is ok.
My prayers for you and baby
08-31-2004, 04:05 PM
He's a darling little boy!
I don't have an answer for you except that he will be in good hands; I know it's hard not to worry --- I'm the world's biggest worrier.
08-31-2004, 08:22 PM
I am so very sorry!.... :love: :love: Sending you my love and wishing and praying for your son! :kiss: :grouphug: :kiss:
Although I have had MRI's I can't say I have ever had a child that had one as an infant...and mine were as a child....not an infant.... If I can help you in anyway let me know.
Jen, your baby is so beautiful! Why the MRI? Just be glad he won't be scared, and no pain is involved. There are plenty of other procedures that baby's get anasthesia for. He's in God's hands and will do wonderfully!
09-01-2004, 07:37 AM
What a cutie pie! I wondered too why you give a infant anesthesia for a mri?
You know Zane had his circumcision fixed not long ago. He was only scared when he work up and I wasn't around. At least the baby is very young. Share your concerns with the doctor. I'm sure they will be able to ease your worry's.
It's tough going through any exam or test when they are so small.
Let us know.......hope you're getting some rest......... :)
09-01-2004, 12:22 PM
So sorry to hear that your beautiful, little boy has to have an MRI at such a young age. The reason for the anesthesia is so he stays perfectly still during the test. Any movement can alter the test results.
Try not to worry. He will receive a very small amount of anesthetic and will wake up pretty fast after the test is over. I worked in a OR for 8 years. Infants and children tend to do well during and after anesthesia. Because no pain is involved during an MRI, the anesthesiologist will keep him "light" -- meaning not inducing deep unconsciousness. He should be just fine.
Wishing you All the Best. PM me if you need any information that I can help you with.
09-01-2004, 12:59 PM
The reason for the MRI is to see if there is anything neurologically wrong with him. He was born with ptosis in the eye, which is hindering the development of his vision. The dr believes that Aidan has Horner's Syndrome because he has two of the characteristics-the droopy eyelid (ptosis) and a smaller than normal pupil. The Horner's itself is not much to worry about-Aidan can have surgery to correct the eyelid. The MRI is to see if it's not Horner's. I hope that made sense. Thanks for the replies-I will let you know when we have the test and what the results are.
09-01-2004, 01:49 PM
My friend's premie had to go under anesthesia a few years ago. From what I remember, there was more danger associated with the procedure itself than the anesthesia. There are dangers associated with any procedure using anesthesia, but it seems a necessary evil for an MRI in your baby's case. I'm sure you are very familiar with what they are looking for and that requires no movement whatsoever. Although every patient is different, babies included, my friend's baby came out of anesthesia just fine. I'm sure your new beautiful boy is in good hands and our prayers are with you! Good luck!
10-01-2004, 08:06 AM
Aidan's MRI came back negative. I'm soo relieved! Thanks for all the replies-and here's another picture!
10-01-2004, 08:50 AM
Your baby is sooooooooooooooooooooo cute!!!!!! I'm glad the MRI came back normal. Chelsey
10-01-2004, 09:04 AM
So happy to hear the good news. Now that you don't have to worry, enjoy your time with the little cutie even more.
10-01-2004, 09:40 AM
here we go
10-03-2004, 01:40 AM
He is adorable, and so glad the test were negative. My daughter had to have anesthia for a kidney test when she was 3 months, It was terrifying to wait for it to be over. Hugs, glad everything went ok.
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