Monday, October 26, 2009

Crazy Day: Never a Dull Moment

31 For 21 Challenge: Day 25(late)

Well today was an eventful day. Just as my in laws drove in from out of town for the day, Wysdom pulled out his ng tube again. We always go to the hospital where they put it in. It has never been an option that we put it in ourselves because he has the weighted ng tube and therefore he gets an x ray done each time a new one is inserted. So today when my husband called the hospital the doctor was like "can you feed him his formula with a syringe for the night?" Ah NO! Big NO we can not. He only takes a few mls from the syringe. For Wysdom to take 135mls would be impossible. The doctor told my husband that the pediatric ward where we would go to get the ng put in was swarming with the flu and that the nurses were also very busy.

Okay...so plan B. Put the ng in ourselves, something that we have never done. So we got all prepared and my husband tried the first time to put the ng in. He had a screaming baby and lots of resistance. So I tried and got it in. However when we checked for the pop(with a syringe and stethoscope to see if we could hear air in the stomach)we could not hear anything. Normally we are able to pull back some air in the tube to see if we get some stomach fluids. If there are fluids, then we know that the ng is in the stomach not the lungs. Well when we pulled back today, we got blood. Can I just say that I was totally freaked out for a bit. I thought that I punctured something and hurt my baby. So we quickly pulled the tube out. This was not a great idea since we knew we had to put it back in. So calmly we discussed what it could be and figured that it was probably blood from his throat or so we hoped. So I put the ng back in again and pulled out some blood. Honestly, it looked like mucus with blood mixed in it. So we called the hospital and the doctor on call said that it was probably that and he wasn't surprised at there being some irritation. So it was done and in. Yah we didn't have to go into the hospital and that's a good thing because I definitely don't want Wysdom getting the flu especially with his g tube surgery coming up on Wednesday. Poor thing though, I can't wait until the ng comes out so his esophagus can heal. So after that we all calmly sat down for something to eat. My first request...WINE!!!

9 comments:

Adrienne said...

Oh how stressful! I would be freaking out! Sounds like you and your husband are a great team though! Glad everything is okay and he didn't have to go to the germy hospital!

Kim Rees said...

Oh my gosh Sasha! I totally can relate to putting in an ng tube! We HATED doing that to Liliana. When you said you got blood I was thinking the same thing about his throat because that happened to us with Lily. It is a freaky experience and you have every right to feel badly. No one wants to think that they may have hurt their own child. We were ecstatic once we got the g-tube even though a g-tube has it's own set of issues. It's so nice not having to check placement anymore. I pray that everything goes well for you guys on Wednesday for his surgery and that you adjust to the g-tube quickly and have very little trouble. Is he spending the night after surgery? Lily had to stay overnight after her's but not when they changed the g-tube to the mic-key button. Oh, and CHEERS! I would have needed a glass of wine too!

ch said...

Oh, dear. All that stress and with an audience, TOO!

Way to go, Supermom! I hope that Gtube is a source of perpetual blessing for you...it sure has been for us. I bawled more than my poor kid over that stupid thing, I think.

You're a star.

ch said...

Editing to clarify I bawled over the #$%^@ ng tube. Beastie thing.

Tausha said...

I would of freaked out, you seem to of handled it quite nicely. I am so proud of you. Glad you didnt have to go into the hospital either, they are all swarming with germs.

Beverly said...

oh my Sasha, you are so brave! I would have been scared too. Glad you were able to do it and all was ok!

Tara said...

You are amazing! I need some wine just from reading the story!!!

Sasha said...

ah thanks everyone for the nice comments. I am sure that you all would have been able to do the same thing if needed.

SunflowerMom said...

Awesome work, mama! You guys did great taking that on yourselves. I hope the g-tube makes things easier for you. I bet you can't wait to see his beautiful face tube free all the time!