We had to make a trip to the ER last night and it had nothing to do with seizures!
Who ever thought that would be an exciting comment haha!!
I was changing Emily's diaper, getting her ready for OT, laid her down and her g-tube was sticking out much further than normal. I pushed it back in and quickly checked the amount of fluid in the balloon that holds it in place and all I got was formula.
That meant that the balloon in her belly had popped and I was pulling formula from her stomach that I had just fed her. I taped a gauze dressing tightly over the g-tube (which was still in place) and we took her to the ER.
The balloon on the bottom is what is inside of her stomach.
The dr. in the ER took out the old and popped a new one right in. No problems at all. Emily slept in daddy's lap the whole time.
We were told that we are model parents! Yay pat on the back for us. Her stoma site (hole in her belly) was perfect and very clean.
You know its bad when the ER doctor walks in the room and is happy that we are there for just a g-tube issue.
You see some very interesting things in the ER waiting room. Some people use the ER as their pediatrician. One mom brought her 6 or 7 year old in because she "threw up last night" seriously lady! Another brought her 2-3 year old in because he was chewing on glass and she was afraid he may have swallowed some hmmm perhaps.
Having a sick child makes you look at other peoples emergencies and almost laugh. Ha, your kid swallowed glass, well mine can seize for hours on end. Do they make bumper stickers that say that? haha
Sometimes you just have to laugh!