Thursday, February 11, 2010
Our little peanut is home!!
Well, as most of you probably know by now, our little Caydence had surgery to put in a new feeding tube on Wednesday and she came out of it like a champ. The surgery itself took less then a hour and all went well in surgery. After the surgery was complete the doctor came out and told us that it went well and then she gave us pictures of the inside of Caydence's stomach. I know, kinda weird huh? But it showed us what the feeding tube looks like on the inside so I guess it was helpful. But then we got to go see our little girl in recovery and after 2 hours there, we got to move up to her room. Yesterday afternoon she wasn't feeling so hot but who can blame her, she just went through surgery. But this morning, Caydence was acting like her old self again.
Shortly after arriving in her room, the nurse started Caydence on a slow feeding of Pedialite and after a few hours of that, she was started on a slow feeding of regular milk. For her to be able to come home today she had to handle her normal feeding amount and normal feeding schedule and she was able to do that perfectly, so, here we are at home now.
Here's a picture of Caydence with her new tube. As you can see, it comes out of her stomach and has a couple of different ports for us to use. The really nice thing about this tube is that we can hide it under her clothes so she can't have access to it because I'm sure she would try and pull on it if given the opportunity, and, no one else has to know that she has a feeding tube.
All in all, the stay wasn't bad for her this time. She only had to remain there over the night and we were able to bring her home this afternoon. At this moment she's resting peacefully in her swing with no real effects from her surgery. We're giving her a little tylenol for the possible pain but other then that she's the same. Well, the same except for her new found toys, her HANDS!!! Yeah, since this morning she can't seem to get enough of them. At one point I was worried that she might be trying to eat her hand because she had all of her fingers in her mouth. I love the fact that she's enjoying having her hands out of her mittens and I know I'm going to LOVE the fact that we will never need to put a NG tube in again. And, we get to see our daughter's face with no tape or tube on it which is so cool also.