At last, Robert has his g-tube! He had to get it re-scheduled for today at 12.30 pm as they needed to put him under a general anesthetic to do it. They tried to do it with him under heavy sedation on Wednesday, but he fought each of their three attempts so, they decided to stop for his safety. It was pretty tough, all I kept thinking was how frightened he must have been to have fought so hard. Then, when I arrived on wednesday for my visit with him, he was his normal inquisitive and cuddle loving self.
Today was such a scary day. It's not the second time he has has a general, he had one to clamp off his PDA when he was much more fragile, but combine a natural worrier with motherhood and surgery and you get the mess I was all morning and early afternoon today.
Seeing the tube was a bit of a shock at first, but seeing him without any tubes or stickies on his face was wonderful and brought it all home to me, why we had agreed to it in the first place. When he came round he was sore, so they gave him some pain medication which worked great. We were able to spend some time holding him, which was good for all three of us. He didn't seem to really notice the tube at all but, was so angry and loud about not being able to have any milk till the morning. Not being able to give him what he wanted was so hard! But despite it all today, he was still the same fiesty little boy he's always been.
Thanks again to you all for your support, , so tired, I'll be off to sleep soon I think.