Tuesday, January 13, 2009

And that's why living in the middle of nowhere sucks.

Took SPY to his echo today. It took almost an hour to get him to sleep even though he was properly un-napped and Benadryl'd and still nursing. The tech had the lights dimmed and gave him a warmed blanket, but I finally had to turn the lights up because that was too unusual and highlighted the shiny light in the ceiling and the interesting TV screen over there. After I finally clued in to that, he was out in about 10 minutes.

The tech said he didn't find anything emergent, heard and saw and took pictures and measurements of the murmur, AND we won't hear anything official for probably at least a week (unless the tech missed something emergent) and possibly more like a couple of weeks because it has to be read by the specialist in Dallas, who is apparently a fairly busy pediatric cardiologist.

And he's pitching stuff off the table again, so that's all.

1 comment:

stewbert said...

Hey, I don't live in the middle of nowhere, and when I had my first echo done (wow, 3 years ago), they *did* hear something emergent and it still took 2 weeks to get back to me, and that was only after calling my PCP and asking what was up. The hospital lost the reading. Nice, huh?

I hope it was as benign as the tech thought. :) Hugs.