I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:14

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. 

Having a good time before surgery...


  1. Praying that Carter is able to tolerate feedings through the tube and he'll continue to improve daily.

  2. I wanted to let you know I posted about 5k on my blog for team carter. I've had sev people call and ask about it and 3 others sign up besides me!!! Yay for team carter...he is in our prayers!

  3. why are they always so stinking cute before surgery? it makes them that much harder to hand over to the OR nurses :)