Saturday, February 16, 2008

Tube Update

Little Man no longer has a tube, he is now the proud owner of a button. We didn't get home until one last night. First there was much wrangling between departments. Kind of, I didn't do the first time, so I don't want to do it this time. For some reason the GI resident couldn't do it, radiology wouldn't do it and the general surgeon wouldn't either. Eventually they put in an IV, sedated him, pulled out the catheter that was keeping the stoma, (hole) open and placed a button instead. I will follow up with GI on tues and we will see if they just want to leave it, (my favorite option) and or do something else, (my least favorite option)
I guess it cements the boy's frequent flyer status that almost every single doctor, nurse and IV team member remembered Little Man, and worst, or perhaps best of all, remembered how incredibly difficult he can be. It helps cut down on arguments or impossible suggestions, like doing just about anything without sedation.
I was kind of having a bad day yesterday anyway, so the fact that Little Man began to vomit in the car on the way home, was the perfect topping to an already awful day. He puked BETWEEN the seats. Not between the front and back seats, no, he threw up inbetween the two van seats, the little bitty crack. Dripping vomitus.
Bald Man and I were supposed to go on a date last night for Valentine's Day. It says a lot when neither of us said a word about it, just sighed, straightened our shoulders and went about the business of caring for our boy.
Hopefully I can find some time this weekend to do a proper FIF post. Thanks for your kind comments, I appreciate them.

7 Kids Who Want To Play:

K J and the kids said...

So I guess the term cute as a button isn't the case here.

I'm SOOOO sorry about the puke in the cracks. Have it detailed. Use the money you would have spent on dinner...treat yourselves to a nice cleaning of the van :)

Again...I hope everything goes well with the little man.

FosterAbba said...

Fix It Friday: How to unbolt your van seats so you can clean up vomit.

Charming.

My heart goes out to you. I detail cars (my own) as a hobby. I'd help you out with this one if I lived closer.

I'm sure, once we unbolted the seat, that my upholstery/carpet shampooer would make quick work of the mess.

Yondalla said...

The van...ick. We once forgot about a gallon of milk in the back of the van and it went bad and exploded. Even professional detailing didn't get rid of the smell...it just took a couple of months. But you know if I lived near you I would be volunteering to come over, help remove the seats and clean.

Really.

But I am glad that he got his button and that people knew enough to give him the treatment he needed.

Take care honey.

Azul said...

Poor Little Man! I can't say it enough... these kiddos are tougher than anyone.

Glad he's fixed up and you're back home again, and that you haven't lost your good humor in the face of spew-age in your car.

Azul said...

Poor Little Man! I can't say it enough... these kiddos are tougher than anyone.

Glad he's fixed up and you're back home again, and that you haven't lost your good humor in the face of spew-age in your car.

elizasmom said...

Oh man. Since Eliza has recently been vomit-y herself, I have even more sympathy than usual for your situation. Hope everyone (including exhausted parents) is better soon.

Ambitious Blonde said...

Ho. Lee. CHRISTMAS, woman!

I sincerely hope that life has slowed down a bit for you. Sounds as if you deserve a boring day.

Pee Ess-Don't know if this helps or not, but if I lived closer I'd be coming over with an offer to kid-wrangle for a few hours because it sounds like you need it.