Tuesday, October 11, 2011

31 for 21: Mommy clarification

Real quick, because I’m tired and really want some sleep.
~Braska has gone 7 weeks now without using the tube. That’s big!
~Braska’s button is not out for good.  It’s been returned to it’s proper location in the belly.
~The button had been looking loose, and instead of actually checking the balloon and/or adding water to make it more snug, we just kept saying we needed to do it.
~When she woke up from her nap yesterday, she emerged from her room button-less.  We scrambled to find it and then decided to try to put it back in even though it had likely been over an hour since it had been out. (The openings can often start closing within minutes.)
~We do not have a back-up button currently.  Just figured we’d make it through the remainder of our time with this one.
~The button was located and after quite a bit more effort than we’re used to exerting, Daddy got it back in. 
~I had resigned to the fact that the pressure was SERIOUSLY now on us to keep up this oral thing.  But then he managed to get it in. Whew.

I don’t intend to use the button, but she’s having surgery next week and then it’s winter with colds and such.  I’d prefer to hang onto that thing just in case for a little while longer.

So THANK YOU for all your kind words, and keep cheering for our girl!  But for now, we’re gonna keep little g-button right where he is. We hope. 

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