Aug 27, 2013

Hajime is in hospital

Hajime is been hospital since last Friday (Aug 23). Friday was our regular Botox appointment so we rent a van in morning. Botox injection just went find and we head to ER for the G-tube replacement. We kept waiting for few hours till procedure starts. It was around 4pm. Doctor told us that the procedure goanna be just a few minute so we just step out the room and wait in front of the door. The procedure turned out a bit longer that we thought and then doctor came out to explain what happen. Doctor told us that the bumper at the end of G-tube to make it stop coming out snapped out and fall into his stomach.
They decide to use endoscopy to grab it out the bumper. First they try to use the adult endoscopy but it did not go through Hajime’s throat so they tried pediatric one but that even didn’t worked. It turned out that Hajime’s throat have closed since he have not used for a long time. Because they struggled using the endoscopy, a half hour procedure turned into more than one and a half hour with explanation of “we give up”. So the next plan was to hospitalize Hajime and use medicine for loosening the bowels.

We kept waiting for a long time at the ER room till finally transfers to the hospital bed. It was around 3am. Medications start soon after.

No bowels movement on Saturday. Based on X-ray, bumper did not moved at all. Since Saturday night his bowels movement start but so far we don't see anything.
On Monday, finally the bumper moved into small intestine based on the X-ray. It’s getting close.
I’m very worry that having so often of diarrhea must give so much stress on Hajime. Hajime is been in a good sprite as always.
I’m hoping that the thing comes out and we can go home soon.

(translated by HM)

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