A gastric feeding tube (G-tube or "button") is a tube inserted through a small incision in the abdomen into the stomach and is used for long-term enteral nutrition. One type is the percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube which is placed endoscopically. The insertion takes about 20 minutes. (Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feeding_tube)
|Smiling for Daddy and the camera|
|Sweet, gorgeous Seth|
|Loving his mobile, as always!|
Meanwhile, he is laughing, babbling, smiling, and happy, plus is sleeping all night now! It was very nice of the hospital staff to get him through the fussy period and sleeping well, although I know the transition home will no doubt throw a bit of a wrench in the works. No matter, we'll take him with open arms and lots of love and patience (and help from the wonderful home team)!
Speaking of which, here are some new pictures from last night and this morning:
|The facial expressions in this one crack me up! Gracie ("Whoa! What is THAT?!?!") and David|
|Marcie Jane was WIPED OUT after her bath!|