Saturday, September 27, 2008

P.E.G. - The Other Feeding Tube

A few days ago, I blogged about Dad getting an NGT. Today, he was outfitted with a PEG tube --- a percutaneous endoscopic gastronomy tube. No way in heck I'd be able to figure that out on my own, hehehe. Too much of a medical term, that percutaneous. Anyhoo, Dad had the PEG inserted near his old PEG site, in the stomach area. It was done first thing this morning, and by the time we got to the hospital, Dad was just sleeping the effects off the anaesthesia. He practically slept the whole day! At least his body is responding and demanding some rest.

How does he eat?

Next thing to look forward to? Dad going to a regular room. His "regular" room, i.e., the Presidential Suite of the hospital! Hehehehe. Maybe not for a few days. But at least it IS something to look forward to!

All of us went to mass in the hospital's chapel. We had the kids picked up so we could all go together, along with Mom. Afterwards, everyone went out for dinner while I stayed with Mom at the hospital. Til late, around 9- or 10-ish? Can't remember now. The nights have sort of been blending together, kwim?

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