I have to take a minute out of this busy day to record a funny lil' moment this morning.
Yesterday Max's g-tube went missing. Never a good thing. I couldn't find it anywhere and the hole was looking quite small. If the hole does indeed begin to close, most likely you will not be able to simply reinsert the g-tube. Then you must run over to the emergency room....and then head to Children's because only they will have the size of catheter that you need. And hopefully someone miraculously can "reopen" it there.
So to avoid all that drama, I was determined to find that g-tube and get it back in. Finally it was found...under the bed. What? I'm guessing it happened during his night party when he was getting in and out of bed. Just at that time, Max's nurse showed up and she helped me hold Max down. What a struggle...yikes.
We were able to get it in, but we had to reuse this defective balloon (which holds it in), because we didn't have a backup due to insurance issues. (We have been working with the equipment company to prove they are not lasting as long as expected.)
We were able to get another g-tube overnighted to us, but it wouldn't arrive until this afternoon. So yesterday and today we just had to carefully bandage and wrap his tummy to protect the tube.
And so this brings me to our funny lil' "spewing" episode. I have heard of this with other kiddos, but I had yet to experience it firsthand. I was giving Max water through his tube, and suddenly he pulled away. Sure enough the tube went with him...and water started spewing straight from his stomach. I had just filled him up quite a bit, so it was really *spewing*!!! It wasn't gross...just crazy and unexpected! Oh my goodness. So I seriously had to "plug up" my kid with my finger while I could get the g-tube ready for reinsertion.
Oh Max, the experiences we have together are quite interesting! :) Thanks for teaching me patience, innovation and the ability to just laugh at such crazy moments!