Thursday, June 28, 2007
Update on Fletcher's CT scan
Fletcher had a sedated CT scan this morning. We'll have to wait for the neurosurgeon to read it and give report to the doctor at the Center. This procedure did not happen without a few 'people problems.' One doctor came out and decided without even using a stethoscope, that Fletcher had 'crackles' which is indicative of pneumonia and "did not feel comfortable sedating him" and he walked away from us. Another doctor, who, by the way sedated Fletcher six months ago for his last CT scan decided he also was not comfortable sedating Fletcher for his scheduled sedated CT scan (to their credit, I will say that these doctors were radiologist.) So, after 2 hours they called an anesthesiologist to sedate him. Today Dr. Furman, walked up to Fletcher and me and asked a few questions and off we went. Dr. Furman was about 75 years old and completely unafraid of my sweet Fletcher. He was precious and was an answer to my prayers. This morning when I was on my way to TCC, as I prayed for Fletcher I specifically prayed that these people would treat him like their own child, that they would show him compassion and Dr. Furman did just that. A lot of the times when we go to any appointment people just stare at Fletcher and doctors make judgements about him that are unfounded just because he's different than the 'norm'. My problem with that is Fletcher is a sweet, smart little boy who deserves to be treated with respect. Someday he WILL realize that people are staring at him and talking about him. I'm not looking forward to that day. Thanks so much for praying for Fletcher today. All in all it went well. I'll update with the results when I know something.