New tube is in

Yesterday at UCLA went very smoothly. Casey had a great anesthesiologist who got her IV in one try, and her G-tube went in so quickly that they didn’t even have to put in a breathing tube. We were really relieved at that as whenever they start talking about a breathing tube we know that means going from outpatient to inpatient, but Casey obviously wanted to come home quickly. She recovered enough after the procedure in just a few hours so that we had her home by dinner time, and back on her most favorite spot on our couch.

Now that we have a tube going straight into her small intestine, we will slowly start increasing her feeding rate. If all goes well, we will know that her stomach is what has been limiting her feeding. We’ll definitely keep everyone updated on how that goes!

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