Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner


Yesterday, Tom had a feeding tube inserted through his nose, down his throat, and into his stomach. This is the worst experience I've seen him endure so far. The nurses warned me that I might want to leave the room during the procedure but I wanted to stay and hold his hand. He gagged so hard, his eyes were very watery and he was making choking sounds. I felt soooo helpless. I wanted to do something to help him.

Well, the tube did not make it to his stomach so they had to remove it and do it again. I left the room this time. It took about ten minutes for him to relax with the feeding tube. Now, he has a bag of light brown "stuff" entering his stomach. Tom says, "it looks like processed bologna". He will have to use it for about a week.




4 comments:

dave Carter said...

Hey guys,

Chris told me about the blog. I just wanted to let you all know that we're thinking good thoughts and keeping you guys in our prayers. Stay strong! We're thinking about ya!

Dave Carter & family

Ted said...

That bologna puree looks mighty gnarly, Tom. I'll buy you a burrito after all this. -Ted

Jay Jenkins said...

Sending you love.
Surely they can get you some grits through that thing :-)
You are all on my mind.
Jay

wiizii said...

Hang in there Tom! Nourishment will make you stronger. I'm adding you to prayer lists from coast to coast. I love you.
Elise

p.s. is that turkey bologna or beef?