Thursday, April 15, 2010

Good News!


The surgeon looked at Peanut's g-tube today and said we are NOT moving it! There is a full fingers width between her tube and the bottom of her ribs. He said that if it gets wedged under her ribs while she's sitting, it can't do any harm where it is. If it moves closer to her ribs so that it is literally right underneath them, we will have to move it.

So we are going down a size (from 18 fr 1.7 to 18 fr 1.5) to see if that helps the leaking. If not he says we should do a g-tube study. Basically an Upper GI, with the barium going in the tube and not her mouth. So we're changing out her button this evening, we'll see if it stops the leaking.

Thank GOODNESS for no surgery!!

8 comments:

Just Another Ordinary Miracle said...

yeah!!! Love to hear good news!

Michelle and Sean said...

That is good news. I hope it all works out! Its a nice surprise when you think they will be having a surgery for so long and then find out they don't need it.

Peanut is still as cute as ever!

Becky said...

No surgery is always GOOD news. :) I'm hoping the new size will help!!!

Cathy said...

Yea for no surgery. Annabel's button is leaking. It is the mini-one with the valve on the top. 2nd one to spring a leak. Hopefully they can change it out when she has her dialation at the end of May. I will let you know about hair product when she tell me.

The VW's said...

YAY!!! Praying the new button size does the trick! Hugs!!!

Tia said...

Excellent news! Hope the button change sorts it out.

Tia

TMI Tara said...

Yay! That is very good news! I hope things continue to go well :)

Keri said...

Ah, I bet it's a relief to hear NO surgery! So glad for Peanut! Hoping smaller button is better.