Saturday, July 9, 2011

Surgeons Advice

The Gastro Surgeon was just in to review Mom's PEG tube.  He feels that the tube should be left alone for a couple more days.  They will contain to drain her stomach, allowing the tube site to dry out and heal.  His thought is that the hole will shrink to a point that they can resume it's use - hopefully by Monday.  If this works, there will be no surgical intervention.

Dr. Ryan also called in to check on her.  Remember - he is on vacation and out of town - still staying in touch with her on a daily basis!  He agrees with the surgeon on giving the PEG tube "a rest", but would like for her to receive nutritional supplementation by IV (TPN).

Keep your fingers crossed!!

1 comment:

  1. Best wishes, good luck and lots of mo-jo. Your Mom deserves a medal.
    Love, Lore