Thursday, April 10, 2008

Back from HSC

So we had a few days in Toronto so that Yale could have some follow up with neurology/stroke team and the thrombosis team. As I was constantly reminded by the doctors back when Yale was still in critical care, "thombosis are the clot people" Things went well.... well relatively well. Just don't ask Yale how he feels about getting bloodwork done... or anyone that is trying to hit a vein. He was picked 5 times in 2 days. the first three times were an attempt to get an IV "just in case they needed to inject him with dye for his CT scan" well they got it in on the third try, but they didn't need to give him dye afterall... But they pulled the IV before bringing him back to us.. and they could have used that IV to draw blood for his blood work. Trust me Yale was not the only one super pissed off about a pointless IV. Then the next day we took him to go get his blood drawn so they could get a level for his enoxaparin (blood thinner). But it turns out they didn't get enough and there wasn't enough blood to do the test. GRRR... so all in all... 5 picks for nothing! It sure would be good if someone would invent a painless way to test blood!

Well after all that terrible stuff. We got our follow up with thrombosis. Yale is all clear for blood clots, and there is no more residuals left from the few he had after surgery... YAY. And today we had our follow up with neurology and Yale's CT scan showed clear... which is SUPER! WOOHOO... compared to the CTs he had immediately after the appearance of his seizures, the stokes were quite obvious, so this shows that they have scarred down and should most likely have zero effect on Yale. YAY! although we won't know for sure until his fine motor skills develop. And they are still waiting for the results from the EEG, but if they show no signs of seizures, we can take Yale off his phenobarb..woohoo for one less med!

Anyhoo... so that is the gist of the trip... stressful, but mainly all good news... except the fact that Yale has yet to have his bloodwork done! :(
Here is Yale all dressed up to flirt with the nurses... and trust me... he flirts!


Heather said...

love that outfit! he's really starting to look like a little man, instead of a baby... so cute! :) and that's great news from neurology. you must be so relieved.

Anderson Family said...

Awesome news! Glad every thing other then the pointless pokes went well. We have started to tell anyone who draws Miskys blood that shes a hard stick. Its not fun to watch them poke over and over. blah. I love his socks so cute.

Melynda and Mariska 4.5 months HLHS

Yale's Grandma said...

Yay Tanna thats great news. You keep up the good work and Yale will start taking a bottle again soon. I love his little outfit too! Such a little man but I miss the baby in him too. Kiss Yale for me and ttyl.

Love Mom

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