Monday, November 1, 2010

Update from Eli's procedure

Eli checked in this morning at 9:30.  It was a bit harder to get the GJ placed than expected.  His stomach apparently has poor gastric motility and a very narrow pyloris valve.  It made placing the J a bit more complicated.  There was a lot of confusion after we left.  Nobody knew what to do for feeds, meds, nothing.
Got home and Eli started gagging and choking.  Called doc, they paged the surgeon stat.  Decided to start his feeds slowly and to vent his G continually.  The G has had a ton of stomach acid and bile.  The J feeds have been going slowly.  He's had alot of coughing and gagging and choking episodes.  His heartrate has been running high, and his lungs sound wet and raspy.  We had to page his doc and we were on the phone for over 20 minutes trying to figure out what to do next.  Right now we changed some things and we are trying to kep him on his right side. 
I'm just not sure what we are going to do next.  We just can't seem to figure this out.
more updates tomorrow.

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