Sam’s Tests

I took Sam to Sapling Grove Outpatient Diagnostics today for tests on his gallbladder. The ultrasound was uneventful and didn’t show anything. So, he had to have the hepatobiliary iminodiacetic acid (HIDA) scan. The test itself wasn’t bad, although it lasted a total of almost two hours. The worst part was getting an IV started. The technician who did the test tried to start one in his left arm, but it didn’t take. Then, another technician tried one in his right arm which also didn’t take. They went and got someone else from who-knows-where who finally got one successfully started in his left hand. By that time, Sam was pale as a ghost and feeling queasy. He was glad for the opportunity to lie down for the scan.

Here’s a picture of Sam during the HIDA scan.

Since we had to be there at 7am, we were both sleepy, so we dozed during the scan. Sam, of course, was lying down, so he was a little more comfortable than I was, sitting upright in a stiff chair. It’s probably a good thing he went to sleep, as it kept him from moving during the test.

The technician said the radiologist will send the results to Sam’s doctor in about two business days, so I don’t expect to hear anything before next Monday. I want to thank everyone for your prayers and positive thoughts toward us. Please keep them going!


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  1. Reblogged this on Serbia nWorld Press and commented:
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