My baby is 9 months old. She needs an MRI (with and without contrast) of her pelvis/abdomen and ALSO an MRI (with and without contrast) of her brain. In order to do this I have been told that she will need FULL anesthesia and that she will be under for at least 3 hours! This FREAKS me out! I was told that they will put a tube down her throat and give her meds to "temporarily" paralyze her- and that she will be placed on a ventilator and that they will stop her breathing during certain parts of the MRI in order to (hold her breathe) for the right pictures... (they don't stop her heart though thank god!)
What do you all know about all of this?
She was supposed to have this done yesterday-- but she has a little cough so they are telling me that it will be in 2 weeks.
Answer by kjrn79 at 6:31 AM on Oct. 22, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 8:20 AM on Oct. 22, 2009