05 June 2012

Bone Marrow Biopsy

Caleb had a bone marrow biopsy this morning at 10:30 am.  They put him to sleep for the procedure, which took about 30 minutes to do.  The procedure was done on his lower back (where the oval shaped bandaids are on his back).  They put a needle into the bone and draw out bone marrow fluid and tissue.

It took Caleb along time to fully wake up from the procedure.  He was really out of it until about 3pm.  This photo was taken around noon.  I asked him if he could give me a thumbs up...he did, but he doesn't remember doing it. =)  During the initial wake-up period, he asked for his dad every few minutes (who left right after he went to sleep to take care of the other kids at home) and he wanted to know what time it was a lot.

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