Update: The neurologist just called to let me know the MRI was good. It showed some sinus disease, the scoliosis we found a few weeks ago, and some possible herniation in the thoracic region of the spine, but nothing that would contribute to the pain, muscle spasms, and involuntary movement she has. We have an EEG appointment in a little over a week. It will be crushing if we don’t get something more than a shrug at the results.

Up until now, I hadn’t even let myself think about what a MRI of the brain is really used to find. But the relief I feel... sometimes no news is good news, even if it’s frustrating to not have answers.

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We are waiting to go back to get Mini’s MRI. Actually, because we requested sedation, they are doing 4 MRIs: the brain and all 3 sections of the spine. They figured we should do it all since we are knocking her out. It will take about 2 hours of scanning.

I filled out all the paperwork and paid close to $300, one quarter of the 20% the insurance benefits say. I looked it up and Mini is $750 away from an out of pocket max. So it will just depend on which provider we’ve seen in the last 3 weeks gets their claims in first. I doubt I will pay them any more than I just did.

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So now we are nervous but bored and waiting to go back. I am hoping they will let me order food once she starts.

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So what’s up with all of you today?

ETA: It was right at 2 hours from when they sent me to the lobby to when they brought me back to the recovery room. Mini did great with the anesthesia. They gave her an anti-nausea med right at the end and it was a good thing. She said everything was absolutely spinning for a while.

She slept while we drove home. It only took about half an hour, so I must have hit a sweet spot at the beginning of traffic. She had to take some excedrine, but now she’s happily clacking away on her laptop. She got a return to school note for Wednesday because the anesthesia can effect her cognatively for up to 24 hours. I will keep my eye rolls to myself and let her have a win.
Now we just get to wait for reports.