Whew! What a morning! It is crazy how things can change so quickly! We woke up to Carter having bright red blood in his NG tube. I called our nurse and we turned the NG tube off. The surgery team was paged. Before the surgery team arrived a rapid response was called because Carter started vomiting blood. The rapid response team arrived about the same time as the surgery team. Carter's NG tube was taken out and he continued to vomit blood. While everything was going on I called our surgeon and he immediately came to the hospital (thank God for an awesome and caring surgeon). Carter was taken to surgery and our surgeon found that he had multiple spots that had been eroded from the NG tube, but no active bleeding was found. The NG tube had previously been on continuous suction to keep everything out of Carter's bowels, so they could have a complete rest and heal as much as possible. The plan is to hold off as long as possible before placing a new NG tube in, so the eroded spots and irritation has time to heal, Carter is now stable and we are back in our room on 2C. Thank you all so much for the prayers and continue prayers for Carter. This morning was a true example of the power of prayer!
Here are a few pictures from the other day...
Playing with the Bear Mrs.Elmer's class gave him!
Here Mom you do this piece!
Carter looks like a different baby without his NG tube! I will post pictures soon!