Friday, May 2, 2014

Feeding tube - Friday night

Luther's home.  He's downstairs eating a Big Mac.  That about sums it up!

The surgery went well.  His stomach really hurts but that's expected since he has a hole in it now with a six inch rubber tube coming out of it.

He'll be fed 3 cans of a chocolate milk-like substance.  You could drink it if you were starving in the desert. Since he's not starving in the desert and still able to eat Big Macs, this stuff is simply additional calories.  750 a day, I think.

The bag is like one of those saline hospital bags you see hanging from an IV pole.  I'll pour all 3 in one bag and let it drip in to his six inch rubber tube for about 2 hours.

I have this giant syringe I could put in to the tube which is quicker.  He's not ready for quicker quite yet. Slow steady drip of milkshakey gunk for now.

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