By the time the anaesthetic nurse called Jeremy at 12.20pm today for his special medical sleep, he was very hungry and ran ahead of her to the treatment room! She was surprised and commented that it was a nice change to having to persuade and coax reluctant patients that it was their turn.
It was supposed to be a "routine" bone marrow aspirate. But nothing is ever "routine", and this time when Jeremy woke up from his general anaesthetic, he was hysterical. It was like he was having a night terror, when he yells MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! even though I am right there with him. The recovery nurse called it Emergence Delirium and said it was because he woke up suddenly! Usually, he is a bit sleepy when he comes to, but is happy when given some food to eat.
He eventually calmed down enough to sit up and eat his combined breakfast/morning tea/lunch ...
We will hopefully know the results of his bone marrow aspirate later next week, and are praying that it is MRD Negative.