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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Little Dude's Latest Accomplishment

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably already know this, but for those of you who don't, Little Dude has some big news!!

He is officially a supertubie graduate!!!

He kept getting infections on his g tube, and yesterday I brought him in for his second infection in a month.  His doctor and I discussed it and decided that the cons of keeping it in outweighed the pros at this point.  He hasn't used it since March 28th except for meds (which he can also take orally).  The original plan was to leave it in through cold and flu season just in case he regressed, but his doctor and I are both confident that he will be just fine without it.  So without further ado, the doctor pulled it out, we stuck some gauze on the site in case of leakage, and just like that, he was tube free!

So proud of himself!

His stoma has already closed up most of the way and there hasn't been any leaking so far.  I was a little nervous about feeding him after he had it removed because, hello! hole in the stomach!  But he's done just fine and there haven't been any messes yet :)

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