Sunday, October 18, 2009
Feeding Tube :(
This morning right after my last blog post, Scarlett threw up again so Dr. Lane told Claude to go ahead and put a NG (nasal-gastric) feeding tube down Scarlett's nose in order to administer medication since she keeps throwing up. : ( I was heartbroken and I started crying. She was crying (as best as she could with 5% of her voice) and struggling when they held her down to put it in. I have to admit I was depressed about it. She was doing so well up until the barfing episodes. But there were just too many of them (barfing incidents) and she needs her oral medications.
We haven't actually 'fed' her through the tube quite yet, just medicines. We're gonna continue to try to feed her by mouth what she can tolerate. This morning around 9ish I was able to hold her and I tried feeding her another 1 ounce bottle (30cc's). She drank about 10cc's and started to gag, but didn't barf. I tried again, she drank about 5 cc's more...gagged again but didn't barf. Then she rested for a minute or two.... then SPEWED again. All over her, me, the floor. But this time it wasn't as dramatic as last night. It was only about 1 or 2 ounces, last night it was more like 4-5 ounces of vomit.
She's resting again after a rough morning. We're gonna try to feed her litte bit by little bit again.