Arrrgggh! I just typed in my entry, finished it and hit a wrong button on the computer and the whole entry is gone! *sigh* I'll try again.
I was able to put the NG tube into Eliana today. Thank you for the prayers for this procedure. It went very smoothly. I was understandably frightened about inserting a tube into her nose and running down to her stomach. We had a wonderfullly encouraging nurse helping Roger and I. We got everything ready - the syringe, tubing, tape, etc. They helped to hold onto Eliana and then it was my turn. I just couldn't do it. I waited, prayed and waited some more to get up the courage to start. They patiently waited and encouraged me and I finally just did it. It went very smoothly. Thank you God!
I was afraid of hitting the back of the nose and causing her to gag - and then having difficulty moving beyond this point. Thankfully it just went in so nicely. I have one more time to try this before going home and Roger needs to do it once.
I'm not sure how often we will need to do this. We've gotten conflicting information on how often it needs to be changed. Obviously if Eliana pulls it out, we'll need to reinsert it.
We are still planning to go home tomorrow. I'm looking forward to being home again with my whole family. We will be looking at surgery sometime in tne next 6 weeks is the prediction.
Thank you again for prayer!
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