We met with the surgeon yesterday and he recommends the Mic-key G tube for both girls. And, he is going to get both of them in for the surgery soon. Monday March 30th. Yeah!!! We were very pleased with Dr. St.Peter for getting them in so quickly. The girls will be under and will have to stay the night in the hospital for monitoring, but it sounds like the procedure is fairly simple and they will have a quick recovery.
I have attached a picture of what the tube will look like. The tube goes in and then they blow up the bottom of the tube so that it stays in the stomach. Then after a few days the stomach heals around it and hopefully there are no infections. We will hook up the feeding machine directly to the tube and voila. The tube has a button on the top kind of like a blow up ball. We will send pictures of the girls with their tubes next week.
We are really hopeful that this will be exactly what the girls need to gain weight.
We appreciate your continued prayers and support! The girls are doing great!
Love , the Goveas