May 22, 2009


Carter had his G Tube placed today. We got there just as they were about to give him medication to sedate him while they put him back on the vent. Unfortunately, he had a bad reaction to it, and stopped breathing while he was in Michael's arms. It was pretty scary, but luckily the respiratory team was standing right there when it happened, so they got him breathing again without any problems. His surgery went really well.

Right now Carter has this foley catheter that we will administer feedings to. It looks a little worse than it eventually will because it has a surgical dressing on it.

Here is what his g button will look like in six weeks when they put it in. We'll have a tube that we hook up to it to give him his feeds. His is actually more to his left side. The diagram in the right corner shows what it looks like from a side view. We're hoping that he won't have it for very long.


The Bender Family said...

Wow, what a trooper! And a scary moment too. I hope he gets to go on his picnic soon. Glad that his surgery went well! Good luck!

Becky said...

Prayers for you! If you have any questions, I'm happy to try to answer them. I'll be praying Carter won't need his button for long. <3