Saturday, March 26, 2011

05.19.2009 - Biopsy

From Julian's COTA journal

We reported to LPCH this morning at 7:30 for Julian's biopsy, which was to take place at 1:00 p.m. At 3:00 p.m. they finally took Julian into the O.R. for the procedure. Around 4:00, Dr. Alexander came out to confirm that the biopsy had run smoothly - no bleeding, no fistulas, no knicked bowel - just a clean tissue sample.

Julian had no problem coming out of anesthetic - unlike previous procedures, when it took hours (literally) for him to be able to breath normally on room air (i.e. without oxygen). What a relief!

We spent the rest of the day in the Day Hospital, where we watched Wall-E and Kung Fu Panda at least twice each, until we satisfied the doctors' orders that Julian lay still for 8 hours following the procedure. We left around 11:00.

We're back at the Donald House now. Julian is asleep. All is well with the world.

We'll get preliminary results back on Thursday afternoon. After that, we should be set to begin the journey home.

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