Changing the G-J tube is something that we do many times a year. Brayden is always adorable in his little hospital gown. The hard part of changing the tube is pulling out the old tube. The tube almost becomes a part of his body so the radiologist needs to really yank on the tube to pull it out. Did I mention Brayden is awake for this on the radiology table? Sometimes this causes so much discomfort for Brayden that he screams and no sound comes out...not fun and not fun to watch. Can you imagine the feeling of having a long tube yanked from your body, through the intestine, stomach and out a small hole in the muscle and skin? I get shivers thinking about it. Thankfully it does not take too long.
Brayden is just bothered by the yanking. Immediately before and after he is absolutely fine, in fact happy today, tossing around some smiles.