24 hours after barium swallow & upper GI=barium coming out both ends
|Bard button: looks nice & neat but was anything BUT nice & neat. This picture is probably the ONLY one I have of the tube without any gauze on it because formula leaked out as soon as the gauze was removed. Our experience was that the extension tubes were bulky & cumbersome |
(and required a lot of tape to stay securely attached),
the backflow valve leaked from day 1, the tube was too big & leaked through the stoma
and unless the extension tube was taped to the G tube, it wouldn't stay plugged in.
|So far, so good. It's bulkier than the Bard & sticks out about an inch from her stomach when the|
extension tube is plugged in so I worry about it getting caught on things. On the positive side though, the extension tubes are tiny compared to the Bard tubes and the tube locks into position so I don't have to use NEARLYas much tape as we used with the Bard. Raya's skin will be grateful for that.
|Her new little lamb that they gave her in pre-op|
|Last picture of Mr. Bard :)|
|Making silly faces|
|More silly faces|
|Looking for dust bunnies under the chairs|
|Yep, another gross picture of my kid's stomach wound. This is the catheter keeping the stoma open until the GJ tube placement.|