Josiah’s MRI is tomorrow, Wednesday, February 26th. We’ll get to the hospital at 9:00.
Josiah is pretty anxious, not about the MRI itself, but about having an iv. He absolutely hates anything to do with needles and our last few experiences have been less than stellar.
Our plan tomorrow is to place numbing cream on at home so when he gets to the hospital he can get the iv in and then have time to chill before going down to the MRI. The MRI is the easy part, which he has actually enjoyed since not having to be sedated. They have goggles he can wear and watch a movie while he lays still for 30-45 minutes in the machine. He’s a rockstar with that! (I myself can handle needles; I’m not certain I could lay completely still for 45 minutes. I guess we all have our strengths!)
That said, we have a few prayer requests concerning tomorrow –
First, pray for Josiah’s anxiety before and during the appointment and that it would be a good experience for him.
Pray that he would be able to work through his anxiety, stay calm, and for there not to be a struggle. He definitely has a flight or fight response!
Pray that I would be able to help reassure him, even though he’s scared.
Pray that I would place the numbing cream in the correct locations in the morning.
Pray that the nurses will be able to get an iv in with only one poke. (It sometimes takes 2-4 tries, which is where I’m sure a lot of his anxiety comes from.)
Of course, prayers for the results to show no tumor would be great as well!
Thank you in advance, and we’ll provide an update when we know the results.