Friday, August 15, 2008


Pablo and Jo Ann at the aquarium in the Disney Imagineering Dept.-designed lobby at CHLA.

We arrived at CHLA first thing this morning. On the schedule is all the usual pre-op stuff: first, Pablo gets his port accessed. Then, he drinks two 12 ounce bottles of Gatorade, spiked with every kid's favorite mix-in: Gastroview. That's the magic contrast stuff that helps all the right parts glow in the CT machine.

We are in the middle of the second bottle as I write this. Pablo is watching Scooby-Doo, blocking out all the noise and activity swirling around him as we pass the required two hour Gastroview consumption time on a comfy wood bench.

When we're done riding the pine we will head over to surgery admitting for blood labs and possibly urine test as well. From there, we head back to Radiology for the CT scan.

That will be the end of our journey today. If Pablo's fever is gone by the time we leave CHLA, he and Jo Ann will join me for the lunchtime Sea Wolf show at the Paramount Studios lot. If not, I will head over myself.

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