Wednesday, June 06, 2007

G-Tubular... dude.


So the girlie has a Gastrostomy Tube...
it looks about like this (the cartoon version for those of y'all with a weak constitution).

Once I got past my initial, erm... dismay at the Frankenstein nature of having a tube poking out of my daughter's tummy, and started to be in charge of the care of it... I began to realize the pluses of such an item. Especially in dealing with a toddler.

Hate the Tylenol tussle? You know, the fight you have with a cranky kid who would feel better and be less cranky... if only you could get a teaspoonful or less of the crappy purple stuff down her gullet? You have a G-tube and there is no fight, no consultation, no hassle. You just pop open the med-port on that bad boy and *boop* the child is medicated.

Kid hates that nasty Pediasure, but is not getting enough nutrition? Yeah... the G-tube! Concerns about the hydration level of Junior? Nope, not anymore.

I'll be sad to see that sucker go for the above reasons.... but only for those reasons.

By the way... if you haven't checked out the cool video that Mama D made for me... go have a gander!

6 comments:

elizasmom said...

Atta girl! Way to look on the positive side of things. (But yikes. Still hope it's gone soonish!)

Fantastagirl said...

Way to find the sunny side...although I think I would rather not have one either...hope it's gone soon!

Shelli said...

I woulda never thought of those things until you told me about them.

sari said...

Always good to find the good in things. Glad to hear that you're all settling in at home, even with the tubes, etc.

Mama D said...

Does the medication kick in faster too?

bon said...

about as fast as it takes to swallow.