My little guy had a hard time going down with the chloral hydrate. Took 2 doses. They told me he would be down for HOURS since he needed the second dose but he was awake within 15 minutes of it being over. They said that they like them to be awake for an hour, then get water, and if that stays down, they get a bottle after that. My little guy has issues gaining weight that he had a bottle of high cal formula in his mouth within 30 min of waking up. Waiting for him to go to sleep was the most stressful part but the actual MRI part went pretty quick. I brought a coffee, some magazines, and the baby's favorite blanket with me as they said we would be there for 3-5 hours. We were in an out at 3 hours and that was taking into consideration how long it took for him to go down and the time we waited for the baby in front of us to get done so we could get the "cozy room".
at 10:46 PM on Nov. 3, 2009