They’ve been doing a really good job of taking care of me here. They are trying to find the safest ways of doing things, because of the baby.
For the PET scan they are actually taking me to one of the outpatient clinics. Apparently their PET scanner uses less radiation than the hospital one, so they’ve made special arrangements to do it there. 🙂 PET is the safest way they can go, because MRI would need Gadolinium contrast, and that’s a strict no-no during pregnancy. So, MRI is out. PET is the next best thing.
The amount of radiation the baby would be exposed to is about the same as a year’s worth of normal background radiation, and the more I hydrate the faster I can flush things from my system (and the baby’s system).