The food was coming out, stomach/intestinal juices were coming out...not good.
Since the G-J tube is the only way he gets nutrition and fluids, a leaking tube presents an urgent situation.
I spoke with Brayden's GI specialist and he wanted us to come to the ER. I did not. I asked if we could make it through the night then could we come in the morning? The doctor said that it was fine but if at any time he was not getting enough fluids we were to bring him in.
The tube made it through the night (do not even ask how we made it work...the doctor would not be happy with us). Left the house this morning and headed downtown to Children's. We waited in Radiology for the doctor and a room to open up.
We waited over three hours.
The radiologist that works with Brayden's GI team, knows us by now as well as his techs. So we got to bypass the usual shpeal. Brayden was strapped to the table. Out with the old tube...this time it was a bit more difficult than the past several times. The tube seemed stuck and the doctor had to give it several good tugs to come out...if you do not remember Brayden is awake for this procedure. Brayden was mad and hurting. The old tube was out and the new one put in. Looking and working good.
I even snapped a picture. Since we know these people by now, it does not bother me to take a picture. This time with my phone...next I may bring the big camera!