Wednesday, May 20, 2009

My new best friend!

Meet my new best friend. It's name is Kangaroo Joey. This is the Feeding Pump we were given when Josh first had his NG tube placed. We thought it was useless and never even used it.



Then last night Scott and I attended the G-tube class down at Primary Children's. We learned a TON and now feel ready for this next step. We also learned that we were not feeding Josh correctly and probably have caused him more tummy aches. Alas... the ER didn't show us anything, we just 'winged' it by ourselves. So after a wonderful nurse that spent two hours teaching Scott and I about feedings... I decided to come home and wheel out the pump and attempt to figure it out. You see when the Healthcare Company delivered it two months ago... I got a fast run-through on the machine and was left with a big instruction booklet. The problem was that it included every language BUT english. So after a bit of trial and error last night, I finally figured it out. So this morning I gave it it a whirl. It took a few minutes to get the formula made and the pump all primed, but then it was good to go. Josh was happy in the high chair, and I was able to do other things for those 25 minutes.
So now I amwondering why I wasn't doing this all along (um.. maybe cuz NOBODY told us the correct way to feed???) since I can just hook him up and away I go. I am in pure heaven!!!


Josh sat and watched Baby Signing Times and was not even aware of what was going on. I am just so excited to be able to get more done!! Whatever am I going to do with myself now??

7 comments:

Amy said...

Wow, it's almost like he's feeding himself. I love that now Ryan can feed himself some foods. You should do something fun while he's eating. You deserve it. To bad not everyone is smart enough to help people with things.

Tanya said...

So cool!!! :) I'm glad you got more time to do things! That's great!
I'm also glad someone took the time to help you all out!
medical people....they either rock or stink. (of course all of *your* family rocks...!)

nixon5 said...

Yay maybe he is on the right track. Good luck with it all.

Jessica said...

Haha I have to laugh only because we had that same expierience do you happen to go through Praxair??? I am so glad you are feeling more comfortable. It is so nice to feel ok with new changes, even if it's not exactly what we were hoping for right?

Chantel and Brian said...

Very nice! Convienent. I'm glad you get a few extra minutes a few times a day now!

Allie said...

hey melissa!! I am glad you figured out how to use that thing! If you need anything this coming week (or ever, really) let me know. Even if you need to get out for some girl time. :)

hayngrl101 said...

Yay, pump=BFF!!! So happy for you!!!!