Eliza Grace was born on March 15, 2006, at 26 weeks, 4 days, weighing 1 pound 4 ounces and measuring just 11.5 inches long. She is the light of my soul and this is the story of our life in the big city.

Thursday, July 9, 2009


As many of you know, Eliza is having a brain MRI this Saturday to see what is causing this sudden right sided facial weakness. Now while I have a pretty good idea of how a pediatric MRI would "work," having had a few adult MRIs myself, I just couldn't help but head to Google Images for a few snaphots.

To my huge surprise there are children who happily lay there for the MRI while their mother (who is wearing a suit!) looks on lovingly, without a trace of angst on her face:

In fact the MRI is SO MUCH FUN, that other kids line up for the darn thing:

I suspect however that Miss Eliza will not be one of the kids screaming "pick me! pick me!" to the MRI Technician. Instead Eliza's day will look something like this:

A fun day to be had by all!


Sarah Furlough said...

I just spit wine out (a crime, I know) because I am laughing so hard. That is a great pictorial. I do not envy you, when Libbie had her CT scan a few weeks ago, we actually had to strap her down. What fun!

Seriously, I will say some prayers that all goes smoothly!

Anne, Eliza Grace's mom said...

I just saw Libbie's poor head! What a faberge egg. Eliza had a CT scan when she was about 15 months and I swear the guy used duct tape.

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you and wishing you all the best for Saturday..

Love Leyla

Cora said...

Those first pictures are so funny! I've got to take babies into MRI's sometimes, and I hate it.

Try not to worry too much, Miss Eliza won't remember a thing about it. With toddlers they almost have to put them to sleep in order to get them to stay still with all of that darn banging.

We'll be thinking of you guys, and praying that an answer can be found.

Anne, Eliza Grace's mom said...

Cora, do the parents often get all dolled up in their best business attire for the MRIs? I was thinking shorts and a T-shirt would suffice!

I do suspect that Eliza will need sedation just to get the IV to give her the sedation for the MRI.

Anne, Eliza Grace's mom said...

Thanks Leyla! Hopefully we'll meet you at the park soon!

Sarah said...

I'm laughing myself silly! I'm thinking of you guys. Take Valium - yes, I mean for you

I love the kids just hanging out on the MRI machine. That's my idea of fun, too.

Amber said...

If that is the case....she will look just like Grace. :0) Seriously...I can't see Gracie laying still for one of those...ever!

Good luck...will be thinking of ya!

The Gonce's said...

Bree gets to have an MRI soon due to some jittery movements and poor head shape development....I am right there with ya...I don't plan on dressin up in my "best" for her MRI...capri's, t shirt and flip flops will be my attire!

Anonymous said...

I do not know if this is true everywhere (like if there is a technical reason for it) but at "my" children's hospital the MRI place is COLD. Maybe wear a snow suit.