Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Deed is Done - The NG tube is finally in place.

Pumpkin went to the hospital at 8:30 this morning and was put under around 10 am for less than 30 minutes so the nurse could insert her NG tube.  DH said that everyone was really good with her, and they even offered to medicate her and teach her to insert the NG tube herself with meds for gag reflex control, pain management and relaxation meds, but she wasn't interested at all after last time.

The nurse said she understood why it would have been difficult for her to do the first time as she had to turn the thing around quite a bit to get it down.

Jaedyn after 3-4 days of diarrhea and belly aches, Jaedyn has had not tummy complaints, one soft stool and no diarrhea!  We're off to a great start!  Now if she will only get used to the tube being in her nose...

She is feeling pretty sore in the nose and throat right now.  They say it takes about 3 days to get used to it before you don't notice it any longer.  She is sleeping in the recliner tonight so that she can keep her body at a 30 degree incline, per a site we read on the internet...  I hope she has a good night.  Tomorrow we can get her a wedge pillow so she can sleep in her own bed tomorrow night if she would like.

Her older sister had a rough day worrying about her all day and ended up in tears once at school.  Tonight she pulled out her diary to try to get it out of her system before she went to sleep.

1 comment:

  1. So glad it went well. I do hope it really helps and that things will get better for her.

    What a sweet older sister to care for her like that. I hope she is doing better too.