One Line Out, One more to Go

Topher saw his surgeon today at Children’s Hospital.  He decided to take out the Gastric Tube.  It was a rather simple procedure: cover the area with gauze to prevent spray and yank.  Oh, and keep the toddler somewhat restrained while this is happening.  It didn’t seem to hurt since Topher didn’t cry much afterwards.  It also helped that Shane was there to restrain Topher.  The last time I was there by myself and I got light-headed when the surgeon cauderized the G-tube site.

Topher’s scheduled to get his broviac (permanent IV Cath) removed about 5 weeks from now.  He’s been eating like a champ and has gained about 4 pounds since he was hospitalized in Orlando 2 months ago.

In other news, Topher has a vocabulary now!  It used to be just grunts and pointing.  Now he says: mama, dada, baba (for bottle), mmmm for more (as well as signing more at the same time), and just tonight, ga ga (I was trying to teach him “go”).  We’re excited that he’s finally catching up, speech-wise.

Thanks again for all of your help, thoughts and prayers.


2 Responses so far »

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    Dear Clara & Shane,
    Glad to hear the update on Topher and that he has one less tube. Thank You dear Lord! We hope everyone is staying healthy and well and that the dental appointment went well. Keeping you all in our prayers.

    Ruth & Martin

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    Sally Royse said,

    Dear Clara:
    Just checking in to see how you guys are doing. Topher is gaining weight–wonderful. Thanks for your update. I miss seeing you Wednesdays.

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