Addison got her G-tube!

I’m sure most of you know, or have seen, that Addison finally got to have surgery to get her g-tube. We could not be more excited to be rid of the NG tube! The NG tube was supposed to be a two month process and it turned into a long, drawn out five months. We finally made it though. Addison was able to see the surgeon that did her previous two surgeries, which made us feel much more comfortable with the surgery. We absolutely love (and trust) Dr. McCollum; he saved her life when she was in the NICU and that’s not something we will ever forget. Addison’s surgery was scheduled for 7:30 this morning (which means Mommy and Daddy had to get up at 4:30, bleh). Surgery went well; it actually ended up being the best case scenario – he was able to do it laparoscopically (smaller incision!), and even though she had a lot of adhesions, they were not in the way. Surgery only took about 45 minutes. We will be staying overnight to make sure her g-tube is functioning properly and to learn what we need to know to take care of it. She’s doing well. So far, she has been in a lot of pain. She mostly slept until about half an hour ago and then she woke up crying and had some spasms and tremors. She’s not due for more pain medicine for a little bit yet, but Daddy’s holding her and she’s no longer hysterical. Hopefully it will help when they get her muscle relaxer ordered and given, since she hasn’t had a dose yet today. I hate seeing her so uncomfortable, but hopefully as the day goes on, she will feel better. It is nice to see her face without the NG tube and all the tape! Thank you for all your thoughts, prayers, and wishes for things to go well. I’ll let you know how things are going again tomorrow.

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Selfie before she went back for surgery.

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Last picture with the NG tube!

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About cmathes10

Mommy to 4 little girls & 2 fur babies. Just trying to survive the crazy. Sometimes I laugh, sometimes I cry, sometimes I need to scream.
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