Upper GI Studied

The big event of the day was an upper GI study, which differs in value from the endoscopy Alden’s already had because they can watch him swallow something other than a camera.

As far as hospital tests go, we rate this one a “must try.”

Alden, the child who acts like I’m poisoning him with my disgusting bananas and peanut butter and cheese sticks, protested when the nurse pried the nearly empty cup of barium contrast fluid out of his paws.

Lead Gonad Shield

Today was all toys and lights and cool pictures of innards. Which are all normal.

Monday at oh-my-god in the morning we report for the MRI of his brain. The nurse asked me if he could lay perfectly still for 45 minutes. I told her that he cannot lay perfectly still for four to five minutes. General anesthesia it is. If anyone has a four-year-old who can hold any position for nearly an hour, please tell me so I can block you and your perfecty perfect kid.

In the spirit of “Eat, Drink and Be Merry; for Monday We Get the Needle” we’re going to spend a long stretch at the Children’s Museum this weekend.


9 responses to this post.

  1. After Monday, you’ll have your Christmas card picture.


  2. Mmmmm. barium contrast fluid.


  3. Posted by Jeannie on February 12, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Just like in Curious George Goes to the Hospital!


  4. Posted by Ellen on February 12, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Hey Jillian
    It’s Ellen from White Oak – I am glad to hear things are going well in Cinci! Anyway, my Will (3 yrs old) has been having trouble with seizures and had a brain MRI this past Tuesday. They gave him Propofol and outside of my bad Michael jackson jokes it was all very smooth – I am sure Alden will do great as well! Am on my way to NYC for work right now but am thinking of you guys and hope to see you at home and healthy soon!


    • So sorry to hear Will is having seizures. I hope the MRI got to the source.
      Alden is out with Propofol as I type. Any minute now I expect to hear he is fine and feisty in the recovery room. Thank you for the encouragement.

      We should get the boys together!


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