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Radioactive Girl

November 7, 2006

Someone must have been praying today.

We walked the gauntlet through the utterly familiar hallways at Children’s Hospital today on our way to the second floor Radiology suite. Where the technicians and doctors had pity on our shaky state and offered to do the procedure without sedation, provided The Girl slept through the scan– which seemed impossible to me, but certainly worth a try. So they injected her with the isotopes and told us to return in 75 minutes. In the meantime, no food, and no sleep.

Without having eaten for the previous six hours, she was a bit restless, but relatively quiet. We talked to our Super Social Worker, had a bite to eat (how rude!), and kept our eye on the clock. At 73 1/2 minutes, her eyes got heavy and she promptly fell asleep. So we walked her back to the lab and laid her on her belly, where she moved not a muscle for the twenty-minute procedure.

She received a clean bill of health, and didn’t even wake up until we got back to the car.


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7 Responses to “Radioactive Girl”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Praise God!

  2. Ah, that is wonderful. Thanks for making these beautiful moments public…

  3. John E. says:

    Interesting – our Diesel (now almost 2) underwent the same procedure at Children’s when he was about 2 months old. We too were worried about having to sedate him, but mother’s milk (fortified by several people’s prayers) did the job perfectly.

  4. kate says:

    Praise God!
    (yeah, someone already said that. So what.) :)

  5. randy buist says:

    Awesome… amazing… praise God.

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