Sunday, May 10, 2015

Recovery And Feeding Tube

Jack is recovering well from Monday's feeding tube surgery. His stomach was a bit sore, but is better now. He went to school for a few hours on Friday, and will go back tomorrow morning. 
We took a nice walk at Toys R'Us and PetSmart. We like to look at Lego sets and Predator figures, and then see what kittens are available for adoption. We were both impressed with a tarantula and a scorpion they had at PetSmart. 

When we came back home, we had some grapes, and then he rode his bike up the sidewalk a few times. (He sat on a bike at Toys R'Us and decided he would ride his when we got back.)

Nightly feelings are going well overall. He gets about 500-550 calories without problems. (As opposed to the nose tube from a few months ago, which kept plugging up, and coming out of his nose. Not to mention all the anxiety over re-inserting it, and throwing up.)
He does wake up a few times a night (screaming) if he sleeps on the new one, or if it gets sweaty, but he goes right back to sleep, so it's not a big deal. 

Today, I'm grateful for:
- the tube supplying much needed calories. Hoping to see some weight gain in a week or so. 
- Jack feeling strong enough to go for a walk and ride his bike. 
- a break from the rain, allowing us to go out and get moving. 


  1. I'm so glad i found your blog again and that Jack and the family are doing well! You continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. Shawn Roberts