Bekah is going for an MRI, and I really think Chris and I are the ones who should be sedated for it instead of her. You may think that a simple brain MRI to check Bekah’s eyes would not be a big deal after dealing with open heart surgery, and yet I still found myself awake, not necessarily worrying, but thinking.
As I write this, Bekah is in the middle of getting the MRI done, and instead of worrying, I find myself being thankful…thankful for a place like Akron Children’s, thankful that there is an MRI machine here in the Mahoning Valley so we don’t have to go far from home, thankful for our friends and family who are going about their day praying things go smoothly, and more than anything, thankful that we don’t need to do this all the time.
Things like this are out of the norm for Bekah, but not for everyone. I can’t imagine the feelings of others whose children have reasons for repeated tests and surgeries.
But I am sure that even in the midst of everything, others must often be thankful too – for doctors (in our case today, Dr. Shaffer who cared for our sleeping girl like she was his own from the MRI room back to her wake-up bed.) and nurses and helpers, machines, tests, and even the pups who stop by to help make a long day seem just a little bit shorter. The sedation and MRI team at the Beeghly campus were awesome.
So, while we’ll still be a little nervous as we await the results, we’ll also be happy to know Bekah’s in, not just good, but great care. And for that, we are always thankful.