Thursday, April 28, 2011
Do you recognize this place?
Luke and I were out for breakfast with some friends, when we left the restaurant my phone went crazy, 10 or so missed calls. Realizing that I seemed to not have reception in the restaurant, I scrolled through the missed calls...some from Brayden's school and from Jeremy.
There was a frantic phone call from school. Brayden's new j-tube was pulled out at school. He was hooked up to his food, they were transferring him from his wheelchair, the tube's extension got caught in the hardware of his wheelchair and came out with a full balloon. The school nurse covered the open hole and called for an ambulance.
The j-tube is much more delicate than the g-tube because it is going into the intestine and a much smaller area. The Brayden's j-tube site still has not fully healed from the surgery.
Brayden's teacher rode with him to the hospital where I joined them and Jeremy came a bit later. The new hole started to close quickly, at first attempt the doctor could not get something in so they got something smaller to put in and slowly stretch it a bit...while we waited to hear from the surgeon (would had done Brayden's surgery). The hospital did not have a replacement tube but they were able to use the one that came out of Brayden.
A little maneuvering and the j-tube was back in. A trip to radiology to check it and all looked good. A few hours later and we are home. We have an already scheduled appointment with the surgeon tomorrow to check the sites.