Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Yesterday we got another x-ray of Gracie's lungs and the haziness has cleared up, yeah!!! So we have backed up on how many doses of diuretics she receives and hopefully she will be ok. Speaking with Gracie's cardiologist, he now wants to do another echo on Monday at our appointment to see what is going on and hopefully rule out any cardiac issues that may be affecting her lungs and ability to oxygenate.

We also met with GI yesterday and good news---Gracie seems to qualify for a G-tube. I'm thrilled, I am so tired of the NG tube. I'm tired of replacing it every week because the end won't stay shut after being used to push meds and feeds through. I'm tired of Gracie pulling it out because she gets frustrated that it is always there. And I won't have to feel like I'm torturing her every time I have to place the tube and she screams and holds her breath, then looks at me with her big beautiful eyes with such a look of hurt and betrayal in them.

I hoping that with the G-tube Grace will hopefully start gaining weight and even start swallowing some solid food. She loves having the food in her mouth, but anytime it gets near the back of her mouth she gags it up.

We don't have an appointment yet, the GI doctor said that they are backed up three to four weeks, so we are looking at December. I really don't care as long as we get it done this year, since we have reached our deductible.


cici said...

Hip Hip Hooray, so glad you are getting some good news.
God is watching over all of you. :)

Kimberly said...

what is a g tube? We need to get together.

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Shayla Taylor said...

Thanks for the update D! We'll pray for a December date! :)

Stacy said...

We love our G-tube. Do a lot of research before getting her a nissin (sp?) though. the nissin keeps her from being able to throw up. Corbin doesn't have one and we are sooooo glad. Some surgeons give them out all the time, and some don't do them very often. Every kid is different. It is good for some kids, but some parents are very passionate against them. It is a wrapping of the stomach, so there can be some side effects.

Cammie said...

I think its time for a new update. I know you are crazy busy. Love and miss you. You guys are always on my mind!!