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omg, i am so freaked out. see my wobbly baby post for more info.<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=800604" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=800604</a><br><br>
has anyone btdt??? wth is contrast material? isn't that radioactive?! i did a google search but i am not coming up with much. can they do the scan without it?<br><br>
they are going to sedate her. what do i need to know about that? will she be able to nurse beforehand? how safe is an mri? advice please.<br><br>
am i maybe overreacting? is an mri really no big deal? i know she is probably fine but i am so scared.
 

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The MRI dye is not radioactive. It sounds like you need to talk to a doctor or to a technician about this procedure before you go in! I called ahead when I had to have an MRI and found the technician helpful and informative. I think you need more information than you have and maybe you should get it from the pros instead of people on a discussion board (not that we aren't wonderful, but still, YKWIM?).<br><br>
Many, many HUGS!
 

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thanks sugarlumpkin. i dont have an appt yet and i will surely talk with someone before i do. but sometimes someone who has been on the receiving end of a procedure (or has helped their kid go through it) can offer insight that you can't get elsewhere, IMO.
 

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DS has had a few MRIs, and they weren't a very big deal, other than mommy worry <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
What is most relieving is having some answers at the end of it all.
 

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My daughter has had 3 of them and will have a 4th one the end of this month. She has it with and without contrast.<br><br>
What are they doing an MRI of? The brain? Spine?<br><br>
I would suggest they do General Anesthetic. My daughter had one at 4 1/2 months of age and they did GA. Then she had one in January and they did sleep deprivation and some sleep drug. IT DID NOT WORK! She woke up during the procedure and they had to stop. Now the 3rd one she had this past July and they did GA. She does fine with GA and thats what I am requesting for the one this month.<br><br>
To be honest, its more scarey for you than your child. It doesn't hurt and they are asleep during the procedure.<br><br>
Are they doing the MRI at a childrens hospital or a regular hospital?<br><br>
My daughters MRI's last about 3 hours. Find out how long your childs will take.<br><br>
Also, when she has them, I take her in and place her on the MRI table. I stay with her till they get the IV started and she is getting sleepy. Then I am asked to leave so they can start the MRI.<br><br>
Also, the MRI machine is loud! You will probably hear it out in the hall. But don't be alarmed by it.<br><br>
Let me know if you have any other questions. Alot of us Moms over in Special Needs Parenting have been thru this test and other tests. So stop by.
 

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Hugs, mama.<br><br>
I have a friend whose child had the same symptoms-- it turned out to be fluid in his ears. He started walking and talking soon after tubes were put in.
 

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my dd had one done at 1 yr, they sedated her with propofol. she woke up no problem, no nausea, very easy as far as she was concerned. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> good luck
 

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My baby was about 4 months old and had an MRI. It wasnt really that bad. THey gave him some stuff to make him go to sleep and then by the time we got back to the room 1 hour later or so, he was waking back up and it was all over!! Been through worse things, for sure!
 
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