Saturday, January 17, 2009

G-tube changed...finally!

After so many days of worries because the old g-tube was not functioning anymore as it should,  today, thanks to my dear doctor Cristian Tanase, that is getting me out of trouble every time for the last couple of months, the worries are not there anymore....I have a new G-tube: Horray!

The old g-tube was a Nutriport gastronomy system from Kendall size 12Fr and 1,2 cm was working fine and we did not had any important issues while using it for more than 6 months. The new gastronomy placed is Mickey from  Kimberly Clark  size 14Fr with 1,2 cm.  The first impression is that the new type of g-tube is much easier to use due to its system of attaching/detaching the feeding extension. 

The changing procedure  went relatively smooth and the only issue was while removing the old g-tube because this had a problem with the valve that allowed the balloon that is holding it inside to be deflated.  This issue was probably due to the extended time of usage of the g-tube. We where lucky that it was changed by someone with skills and experience and the problem was solved without trips to hospital. 

Almost everything else is good with me, beside the g-tube that was solved I have a small big problem with the skin around the trach, but this does not seem to affect my mood, I still sing with Fiona, I am still preparing the food, and I am reading a looooooot of stories. I have some treatment prescribed and I think this will be solved soon,  please pray for this!

Love y'all


Devon said...

Hi! What did they prescribe for her neck? I'm so glad she got the g-tube issue cleared up!!!


Ana Alesia said...

Devon, we are currently on antibiotic - augmentin. I think the main issue here might be the frequency of the trach change. We do not know how to change it and before doing it we want at least to see it once did it by some one qualified to do it.