"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be." - Shel Silverstein

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Well, That Wasn't So Bad

We both survived yet another salivagram and no one got hurt!  ;)  Marissa once again surprised me.  First, they squirted the dye in her mouth and she didn't gag once!  I had our trusty "chuck bucket" handy just in case she threw up, but she didn't need it.  Hooray!  And she stayed almost perfectly still for the hour and 10 minute test.  Almost.  She did get a little restless at the end, but, for the most part, she was content to lay and watch her Signing Time videos.  Thank you again Grandma Utah, those have been a true life saver on more than one occasion!!  And they are thoroughly educational as well as entertaining!

Here are a couple of pics I took with my computer in between DVDs:

She's even smiling in this one, crazy girl!

I got a little annoyed at the tech just before we got the go ahead to leave.  Now, I knew going into this test that there was a potential we would need to come back later for a delayed picture if the dye had not moved enough during the first hour.  The tech told me he was going to show the results to the doc there in the clinic and we might need to come back for a delayed picture.  I said "Oh, I hope not".  You wanna know what this guy asked me next?  

"Why is that?" 

REALLY??  ARE YOU SERIOUS WITH THAT QUESTION??  DUH!!  Despite the number of times we've been here and the amount of hours we have spent in this building having so many numerous procedures and tests done, we DO NOT like spending time here!  You might like it because you get paid to be here, but THINK ABOUT IT MAN!!!  We just want to go home and never come back!!  HELLO!!!

This is what I wanted to say to him, but I was polite and did not.  I just said "well, we just don't want to come back and do this again, that's all".  Ugh.  I know I am not above saying stupid things, but come on.  I wanted to pull a Bill Engvall and say "here's your sign"!

So, the good news is that we DON'T have to go back there today for a delayed picture and he said the doctor at the clinic said it does not look like she is aspirating on her saliva.  He said we would need to consult with her pulmo in a few days to be sure, but for now, I'll take his answer.

Thanks for your good thoughts and prayers! 


KH said...

Yea! That sounds like good news!

The VW's said...

WOW! What a big girl you are Marissa!!! I'm impressed!!

Good thinking, Momma, bringing a movie! This is the only way my boys will sit still too, but I probably would not have thought of that!

You really should have said, "Here's your sign." That would have been great! The answer to why you don't want to come back is SO OBVIOUS!

Glad the test went well and glad that the preliminary results were good! HUGS!

Michelle said...

So glad to hear everything went so well!!! Yea for no aspiration!!!

Love you!
Auntie Chelle

Hope said...

WTG Marissa!! I don't blame you for not wanting to go back. Run away from that place as fast as you can!! ((Hugs))

Tamara said...

Good Job Marissa Moo!!!!!

Nana and PaPa said...

Glad the day went well with staying still. Yea! Good news on the test! I raised you to be polite....but it IS tempting to give a Bill Engvall "here's your sign" answer...lol. Just glad all went well!
Nana & PaPa