Saturday, April 26, 2014

G-Tube Anniversary

        April 30th, 2014 will mark the one year anniversary of Jordan's G-tube placement at UNC-Chapel Hill. Since we have not blogged in quite some time, we may need to fill in some details!  The decision to place the feeding tube was a very difficult one that we considered over the course of several months. As parents, we did everything we could do to avoid this, but unfortunately it was strongly recommended by our gastroenterologist. Jordan continued to show signs of nutritional deficits, weight loss, and lack of energy many months before we made this decision. Jordan had not gained any weight in a year and was continuing to fall on his own growth chart. After lots of prayers and consideration, we decided the tube was definitely what we needed to do. Looking back over the last year, the g-tube has been Jordan's primary nutrition and a decision that we have not regretted. He has gained weight, has sustained energy, and feels so much better! We never would have thought Jordan getting a feeding tube would have changed our lives for the better in so many ways.
The night before surgery

AWANA kids made a poster for Jordan

Team Wood verse taped to the hospital door

Jordan the first day after surgery

Playing games at  UNC Children's Hospital

"Me-Ma" and "Nana"

"Tubbie Buddy" that Dr. M gave Jordan
Jordan, "the hulk"

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