At first glance, if you only read the title, you would think we were in and out of the hospital today without incident...Well not quite. The transfusion went well, in fact, Cash started to brighten up and color came back into his cheeks so we were glad that part went well...it was putting in the NG tube that didn't go as planned.
There are two different ways to get the tube in, one without the 'guide' so-to-speak, and the other with the guide. They tried to put it in without at first and it just wasn't working - a bloody nose and swollen eye later, they managed to get it in with the guide. The second time it took only 10-15 seconds which was a relief, but by this time he had anti-nausea meds and benadryl (for the swelling) in his body and was a mess basically until now (he's finally sleeping)...
But, the 'in and out' part of the story has to do with the tube...the way they tried to adhere the line coming out of his nose to his cheeks (and around the ear) wasn't 'foolproof' for a toddler and Cash yanked it out of his nose this afternoon. I was not interested in putting it back in without a better adhesive so we left it out, basically negating all of the trouble the poor guy had to go through. We will go back in tomorrow to have it reinserted (this time sans drugs) and receive the training so we can start using it.
I'm truly hoping tomorrow we can be 'in and out' and hope things go a bit better than they did today - Wendi and I had to remind ourselves that tomorrow is a new day and with that we pray comes renewed strength and courage to help Cash fight this disease. We are all tired and will be sleeping soon so thank you for your continued prayers and support!!!