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!!!