G-J Tube Placement
Today Carter had a G-J tube placed. This is a feeding tube, that has access to Carter's stomach and his intestines. Carter did well with the surgery. He is having some pain, but nothing unexpected. The doctors, nurses, and of course Mama will continue to monitor and help manage the pain in order to make the healing go as smoothly as possible.
Over the next day or two we will start feeding Carter through the J portion of his tube. The feeds will start slow, 5cc/hr, and slowly increase over the following days. The feeds will also start as clear liquids, Pedialyte, before progressing to a formula regimen. The goal is for Carter to tolerate the J feeds and get off of the TPN and lipids. Please pray for Carter to tolerate the J feeds. We thank you for all of your prayers and we know that God will continue to do big things in our little man's life.