Scene: surgery prep room. James is laying on a bed, cooing, smiling, looking at the nurses, and waving his hands. RN and ANL (Anaesthesia Nurse Lady) talk about the upcoming procedure - an MRI for which James will need anaesthesia.
ANL: So what's the reason for the MRI on James?
Me: Well, he was a stillborn and he didn't have a heartbeat for 61 minutes. So he was cooled -
ANL interrupts my explanation.
ANL: You mean 61 seconds, which would be a minute. You said 61 minutes, which would be an hour, but you mean 61 seconds.
Me: No, 61 minutes. He was born at home, and chest compressions and mouth to mouth was done for 20 minutes. Then about 20 minutes in the ambulance and 20 minutes in the ER. Right when they gave up and quit his heart started to beat. It was 61 minutes.
RN and ANL look at James in disbelief.
RN, with a shocked grin: He's a miracle baby.
Me: Yes. So they cooled him...
I'll know the results from the MRI by the end of this week. Little Boy Blue is such a champ - he was so well behaved for being so hungry (he couldn't eat after 3am). Here's hoping the results are good! Come on, Fulton Sheen!
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