Sunday, January 23, 2011

Going home {with tubes} ?

Elliot is not a fan of tubes. He is always tugging on them and has managed to pull both his repogle and his NG tube (both of which go all the way down into his stomach) out numerous times.
Proof:

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WELL, like it or not, Elliot, you're coming home soon... WITH your feeding tube. We talked to the occupational therapist today and it sounds like we will be going home sometime soon {this week}. The only thing keeping Elliot in the hospital at this point is working on feedings, and our therapist said there's no reason he can't work on that at home. At this point, it could be 4+ weeks before he'll be able to eat all of his feedings. Why spend that time in the NICU?
We already know how to gavage him, but I'll be learning how to insert the tube and check it's positioning, because it needs to be changed once a week {and because Elliot also loves to pull it out!}
I hope we get to go home in a couple days!

16 comments:

  1. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you'll be home sooner than later!

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  2. yay lets get that boy HOME! :)

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  3. YAY FINALLY!!! Ugh I bet you're really happy to be bringing him home. :)

    The Sweetest Life

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  4. YAY so glad you get to bring him home this week!! <3

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  5. I laughed out loud at that first picture. My youngest was in PICU at 5 months and this reminded me of the happy time when he finally got ornery enough to fight with the tubes. That meant he was getting better and we would be going home soon. Hope you get home soon.

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  6. How exciting! I hope it is sooner this week than later this week. :)

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  7. I am a new reader of yours (I found you through TopBabyBlogs.com) and have been following your story! I am very happy to hear that Elliot may be able to come home this week! Best of luck to everyone!

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  8. That would be so awesome for you to go home! As always, he looks so cute.

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  9. so cute! good luck- i hope he comes home today!

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  10. I hope he comes home! I couldn't imagine not having my baby home! You are a strong mama!

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  11. I just found your blog on Top Baby Blogs. Little Elliot has stolen my heart and I am now praying for him daily. I find great comfort in knowing that God is the Great Physician and that He heals in a supernatural way! Praying Elliot is home soon!
    Sending lots of love and prayers from Kentucky!

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  12. I really hope your little man comes home this week. I'll be keeping my fingers and toes crossed.

    I know bringing home a NICU baby can be exciting and at the same time worrisome but I know both you and Aaron will be fine. :)

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  13. Jess, I am so happy Elliot is going home soon!. I am sure he will progress a lot faster by just being at home. By the way, those pictures are awesome!! and he lucks very handsome!

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  14. I am so happy that he will be coming home soon!! SO excited for you!! :)

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