So, I'm sure you've all seen the great news that Vaeh doesn't need that silly cannula any more! She's finally free. Well, while she was in the cath lab, there was some other work done that I neglected to mention. We didn't really find out that this was a possibility until literally minutes before they took her in here:
Introducing for the first time since she was approximately 4 weeks old...
Yep. She's COMPLETELY tube-less. As Dr. Butto was going over the consent for treatment, etc., he asked if we had any questions. Jon asked about when we could have her button taken out. Dr. Butto asked 1.) does she eat okay?, & 2.) how long has it been since you used it (nearly 5 months!)? He then asked who (MD) put it in, & since the doc who did it was at this hospital, he set it up so they could take it out while she was under anesthesia. So, now all we have to do is wait for the stoma to close. If its not closed (which it will close on its own!) by her follow up with Dr. Butto then we'll talk about surgical closure. But for now... NO TUBES!!!
For as lousy as 2009 started out for us, its sure shaping up this week! Hopefully everyone else is having a wonderful year, too!