Caden had fun "cheeseing" it up with his cousins!
BUT - the Red Kitchen worked. Caden sat with Santa :0)
Tuesday morning we headed to Seattle Children's. Caden had an MRI, which was not scheduled until 2:00 in the afternoon. Why?! do they do that to us. How do you get a two year old to understand he can't eat. I tried to explain to Caden that the doctor needed to take a picture of his stomach and that after that he could have a snack. But he had a hard time buying it ... Several distractions later we made it to and through the MRI. He did well with the anesthesia. A little coughing while waking up ... but he came out of it fine!
Afterwards we saw the Neurosurgeon (who was running an hour late! ... nothing like not seeing the doctor until 5:15pm). The doctor said that the MRI looked good and he has no concerns at this time. He does not see any complications from the decompression surgery in September! Dan and I have no concerns, and feel Caden is doing well ... so the doctor will follow up with us in a year (yeah!)
We stayed at the "ho-towel" (hotel), Tuesday night and Caden was thrilled. He is so funny! And also fit in some retail therapy on Wednesday!
Last night we had another sleep study (our FOURTH one in just two short years!). I was dreading this sleep study! Caden is at an age where he will VOCALIZE if he doesn't like something. And he also fights! He is strong, it is amazing how strong 30 pounds can be. I had tucked in the suitcase M&M's and a few new DVD's. Thinking for sure I was going to need them ... but Caden proved me wrong, I needed neither! Our technician was awesome, she talked to Caden at his level and he didn't let out one peep of anger while being hooked up. He called the wires, "warwes" and even got to help but the goo on some of the "warwes".
It is amazing the kids can sleep with all of this crap on them! I didn't have my camera with me (I know amazing!) the tech took this picture and I scanned it!
By the time he was hooked up it was an hour and a half past bed time and he was telling us, "tired, night-night". He woke up five times through the night fussing ~ I'm sure because he was angry he was wrapped in gauze! Which meant very little sleep for Mommy!
I know the tech isn't supposed to tell us details of the results, but I did as much "fishing" as I could. The GREAT news is she did not have to turn the oxygen on during the study. Caden has been on oxygen at night for about a year now.
SO, I will be anticipating the doctors phone call next week with the full results and hoping that she will say Caden no longer needs the oxygen - that will be the BEST Christmas gift!
We thought Caden would sleep most of the way home today, since he didn't get a full night of sleep last night. Instead I think he talked about 85% of the way home. This kid has A LOT to say these days. He loves playing roll call, "Da, Da, ho-towel", Mommy, ho-towel". "Mommy, home", "Pa-pa home", "Unc Ot (uncle Scot), home", "Doctor, warwes", "Caden, warwes" You get the idea ... and after almost three hours of roll call our heads were about to explode :0)
We are happy to be home! Long enough to un-pack and pack again ... I can't believe Christmas is a week away, I have a lot to do!
Enjoy your Weekend!