We are praying that everything goes as planned and that this is his final procedure that needs to be done!
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
The nephrology team decided to go ahead with the placement of the G-tube for Blake. The surgery is scheduled for Thursday afternoon. A G-tube is basically a feeding tube that goes directly into the stomach. We have learned that kids with kidney issues tend to have problems getting enough nutrients and are slow to grow and the G-tube should help with both of those things. Another reason they want to put the tube in now is that they have to stop dialysis for a couple days to let the place heal a little and start to set. The kidneys are still working a little bit even with the dialysis, so they will just need to keep him stable for a couple of days without the dialysis.