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Post-op Update, Day 2

Anthony had a good night and is now up to 30cc/hour of Peptamen via his new J-tube. I would guess that he will come home tomorrow if everything continues to go as planned. Tomorrow will be a busy day changing the dressing, maybe the tubes. Not sure if the current tubes are the same type he will come home with. Will also need to continue his TPN for a while as we work on increasing his calories via the j-tube. Will need new orders and supplies. So with all the paperwork etc, we will likely get home mid-to-late afternoon tomorrow.

Here is a photo of Anthony’s abdomen (apologies to those who might be a bit squeamish). They were able to use the same incision yet again, but this time not quite as long a cut.


6 thoughts on “Post-op Update, Day 2

  1. Gretchen says:

    glad he seems to be doing well and that you guys will get him home soon. hoping the calories go up and up so tpn can be d/ced. Take care!

  2. Chris Hull says:

    I am glad he had a good night. What type of button does he use with his G-tube? And will he always have both tubes now?

  3. Cindy says:

    Thanks Gretchen and Chris.
    Not sure what type of g-tube he will end up with, but probably a regular catheter, at least for now, since it will be going to drainage

  4. Faye Nolan says:

    Thanks for the update Cindy. No smiles yet?

  5. Cindy says:

    Yes, we are starting to get some smiles. Will post a photo soon:-)

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