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.
We are praying that everything goes as planned and that this is his final procedure that needs to be done!

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