March 14th MIBG scan #2, bone injection/scan & more CVC training.

We had to be at the hospital bright and early for her first scan at 8:20am. Dom was equally terrorized by the machine and cried fearfully for most of the time. We were able to distract her with some toys once her head moved out from underneath the machine.

The CVC training went well and I believe we are now sufficiently trained to maintain her CVC line at home. A doctor gave us an appointment to commence the first cycle of chemotherapy on Monday. I felt sick to my stomach. Who would have thought two weeks ago that Dom’s life would be completely at the mercy of doctors and we would be giving our little baby chemotherapy. I guess the shock is still absorbing within me.

We fed Dom a bottle and gave her some gravol prior to the second scan. Dom was equally upset at the second scan for 30 minutes until she finally dozed off to sleep. The gravol seemed to do the trick in that she didn’t wake up this time as the machine manouevered around her body. We will receive the results to the scans tomorrow by phone. We have no further hospital trips until Monday when chemotherapy begins.

Time spent in the hospital on that day: 4 hours.