Friday, May 20, 2011

Tyler's new look

Through the nose, over the ear, then taped to the back.

Placement wasn't a fun thing for me. The nurse has done it for 19 years, only hit the airway once. "Chances of doing that are slim."

She does it perfectly and quickly. Mister C gets it down with no problem. I get halfway and pause because I feel something hard. I freak out and pull it out. The nurse asks if I saw what happened to him. I was so focused on how it "felt" going down I wasn't paying attention to his face. Apparently the nurse and Mister C noticed he started turning a blue-ish color. (I hit his airway.) I had to try it again and now Tyler is beyond pissed. I get it down and he is screaming bloody murder. We are so focused on consoling him we don't notice all the formula in his stomach was emptying on the table behind him.

Mental note: Make sure the end port is closed when inserting.

Here is to hoping he won't pull it out when he's in his crib.

We had to do syringe feedings last night because the pump isn't getting delivered until this afternoon. So far so good.

*Post edit: The tube lasted a little over 48 hours before he yanked it out. His brothers now get to see firsthand how "fun" it is to put a feeding tube in.


  1. So sorry that he had to get the tube, but as you know, it's so much less stressful because you know you can give him the nutrition that he needs for sure now! Can't wait to see him gain! What a sweet angel he is! :o)

  2. What a hard thing to endure, for him and for all of you! I wish there was an easy fix for this. You are a good mother! I really admire you.

  3. Too bad you can't put a big ol' piece of duct tape all over it and some backwards sleepers. That always worked for Brendan taking off his diaper. Okay, sometimes worked.

    Poor little guy...

    (But HOORAY for food!!)

  4. Oh man! Poor little guy! Hang in there.