Friday, October 1, 2010

October 1, 2010

Today was the big day - the gastric tube came out.  And for those of you wondering - yes, it hurts.  No sedation, just a one-two-three YANK and out it comes.  Mom was seeing stars but it happens so quickly.  I'll be monitoring the bandage for probably a good week or two while the hole magically heals on its own.  What's it like, you ask?  It's a hole - about the size of a normal pinky finger - you could probably stick a pencil in there if you wanted to but you would incur the wrath of Barbara.  It should heal up within a week.  It is very nice to have it out.  Mom is sore and we have her sedated with some mild relaxing meds and she has been resting and sleeping on and off all afternoon.

That's about it.  I'm just not in the mood to write much today.  It's been a long journey and its not over yet.  I'll write more later.

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