Today, we are getting one more bag of TPN delivered. We're going from 18 hour cycle to an 8 hour cycle, having increased her g-tube feed. The feeds have produced puking, but, I'm trying to take it really slow, especially considering she's getting all her calories from the TPN. I don't want to overload her system. I've noticed I've had to vent her stomach a lot more lately. Since the air can't escape through the leak like the old site, so, perhaps that air is causing the pukes? I dunno. All I know is that I'm anxious to say "sayonara sucka!" to the TPN. Having Andi tethered 18 hours a day is very taxing and stressful. It will be nice to just have the g-tube feeds again and really work on our oral feeds. That will seem like such a piece of cake, compared to this.
With all the puking, I've been giving Andi a lot more baths. You aren't supposed to get the central line ports wet, so that has been a bit of a challenge. When the nurse came to change the dressing yesterday, upon completing the bandage change, Andi promptly puked on it. Oops. In fact, she just puked again, and when fussing, I was able to vent a lot of air out of her g-tube. Where this air comes from? ... I do not know, but I suspect it's her chomping on Froggy! In any case, I've noticed in all of these baths I've had to give, that she feels a lot heavier. Fuller, more solid, heavy. I'm anxious to see what she weighs this Thursday. I can't wait. TPN has done its job, but we're SO ready to say sayonara sucka!!!