Sunday, January 11, 2009
Days when you realize how lucky you are!!
Wednesday January 8th was a very emotional day for Dh and I. We went to the hospital in the hopes of getting his MRI...but he had to have an ultrasound on his leg first because 10 years ago, he was shot (long story) but the MRI machine is a very powerful magnet and it can make any metal in your body move. They were afraid that the pieces in his leg could move and possible damage nerves or even cut into his femural artery which is really a bad thing.The ultrasound tech couldn't find it but it was showing up on X-ray...so basically the doctor said it was up to Dh as to whether he wanted to have it done and risk the possibility of it moving. The doctor said it likely wouldn't but the possibility was there. Basically if it tore the femural artery he could bleed to death very quickly...and the MRI Tech said that they would do whatever possible to get him upstairs to surgery as fast as they could which didn't really make us feel very secure. Unfortunately, Dh is in so much pain with his back...we just want to know what the heck is wrong...so after a very emotional discussion, we decided to have the MRI. that had to be the longest 20 minutes of my life...waiting for that door to open and for Dh to walk back out.But all went well, although he does think the piece moved, he could feel it. The tech said if he felt anything funny in the next few days to get to our local hosptial....what an ordeal but thank goodness it's over. We now have to wait for the results, which hopefully we will get Monday at our family doctors.