Ana is getting her MRI at the moment. She went in around nine and they said it would be about a 2 hour test, although it may take longer if they want a more in-depth study. Ana had to go under general anesthesia for this even though its not actually surgery because she has to remain absolutely still the entire time. If she moves at all, they need to start the test over. I didn’t realize this when she went for the MRI the other day. At that time they canceled the test because she was in too much pain to tolerate laying flat and getting covered with a heavy blanket. However, even if she hadn’t had those issues, I think it was incredibly optimistic of them to send an 11-year-old for a 2 hour test which required her not to move at all, particularly given the level of pain she was in.
I feel nervous and fluttery right now and a little ill. I have felt this way exactly three times before – during all of Emily’s surgeries while sitting in the waiting room. It’s just extreme anxiety. I am worried about Ana’s reaction to the anesthesia (will she wake up ok? Will she throw up?) and I am extremely worried about what the MRI will reveal. Jim just left to take Emily home, which is good because she is one less thing for me to worry about. I will post an update of Ana as soon as I can, but it may be a while.