|Little Dude had an Ng tube for 5 days before getting his G Tube|
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Little Dude's Tube Feeding Story
This time last year, Little Dude was still a month away from being born, and we had no idea what he would face. If someone had told me that he would have to be tube fed, I would have completely freaked out. In fact, after one of Little Dude's many doctor appointments when he was about a month old, I stopped at the Target Cafe to attempt to feed him before driving the 45 minutes back home. While I struggled to get my screaming baby boy to take even one drink from his bottle, a family at a nearby table struck up a conversation with me. They could definitely see that something was wrong and asked about him. We talked for a while and at one point, the mom asked what the doctors were planning to do if we couldn't get him to eat. I remember standing there stunned when she asked if he would have to get a feeding tube. I stammered out that I didn't know, but in my head I was in complete disbelief and denial that it would ever come to that. I mean, only kids who were seriously ill, disabled, or premature got feeding tubes, right? Little did I know that less than a month later, I would be signing a form allowing a surgeon to place a G Tube in my baby's stomach.