Thursday, July 9, 2009

Beau's Auditory Brainstem Appointment

Here are a few pictures of Beaudrick during his auditory brainstem evaluation. This was a very torturous morning for baby Beau. It all started at about 9 am when he was awaken from sleep to have his bath. He had not eaten since 6am, and he was hungry. In order to get a proper reading of his brainwaves, he had to be completely asleep. To achieve this, he could not eat or sleep before his appointment.
As my little prince tries to sleep in his cozy car seat on the way to the hospital, I had to fight back with blasting the AC, rolling down the windows, and Hunter sat in the back seat with him rubbing his chest and head every time his eyes started to roll back. By the time I arrived at the hospital, he was MAD. I walked through the doors with Beaudrick showing off his tonsils (and let me tell you, they are BIG). It took all of about 2 seconds for every head to turn in our direction. After about 20 minutes, a lady asked "Man, is he hungry or something?" I said "no, he is not hungry, he is STAAARRRVING and tired from not being allowed to sleep" You should have seen the look on her face. LOL! Needless to say, after that no one else asked any more questions but rather avoided our icy glares. Now I know we are supposed to be happy people and not let others around us know we are less than perfect HAHA but none of you had to endure the hours of torture Beaudrick and I had to go through.
Finally, we were called in a room where the lights were dimmed and I was able to feed my precious little guy, and wrap him in a warm blanket where I could snuggle him for his hour long test. Once asleep, Three monitors were taped to him. One on his forehead, and one on each ear loop. Then a special little tube with a ear piece was placed on his ear canal. He could only have one ear tested at a time, and do to this, I had to keep switching arms so that each ear was exposed for the test. He must have been so tired, cause he slept through his whole exam. That was his reward, a warm baba, cozy blanky, and sleep. My reward came after when I got to eat a Prosciutto, goat cheese and caramelized onion pizza from Sellands YUMMY!!!!
Please keep us in your prayers as Beaudrick approaches his surgery date, July 28th. If he gets sick at all, his surgery will be postponed. I will try to keep you all updated, but with my chaotic life, please be forgive me if I'm a little flaky. :)


Joy Howse said...

Thank you for the update on your adorable Prince. I pray that he will stay strong and avoid all sickness so that surgery can go forward as planned.

John, Shannon, Broderick, Camden, and Adalynn said...

ugh the BAER test. They wanted to do this to Adalynn (at two years old) but I said no way! There was no possible way that an overly tired, hungry toddler would eat and fall asleep. The instructions they gave me were exactly like yours, but I knew there was no possible way. Glad he quickly fell asleep and the test went well.

I will pray for a good few weeks for you and that your little man stays healthy for his first surgery. Good luck and keep us posted!