On Thanksgiving eve I switched Ryan’s g-tube to a “button-style”. It was about time to place a new one and I thought this style might be more accommodating to his passively active days. I searched back through my older blog posts and see in the February 19th post, G-Tube Comes Out, that this was the last time it was done.
Unlike the February 19th change, this one was well planned out. I even decided to set up the video camera and record it. As for its entertainment value, well, it’s not much. Still, for so many of you who want to see everything involved in caring for Ryan, this adds another tile to the mosaic.
I tried to do this while Sue was on a CVS Drug Store run, since she gets so nervous (which makes me nervous). Heck, I even had the nurse there to help. While Sue knew this needed to be done, I didn’t tell her when I would do it. To my dismay, she walks in at the exact second I am pulling out his old tube. I can’t begin to tell you how relieve I was to see the site didn’t bleed a single drop. Had it done so, Sue would have bounced off the walls. When I look up at her, all I can see is the “deer in the headlights” look. I smiled at her (in a failed attempt to calm her), and decided it was best to not speak to her and just press on. I felt like I was in big trouble and didn’t make direct eye contact again.
I did keep her in my peripheral vision, just in case she made any sudden moves to teach me a lesson about not letting her know what was going down. Meanwhile, I kept my body between her and my testicles.
Ms. Blasé says
First of all, Ryan looks great. His skin, hair, and general body tone look incredible in this video. No doubt this is a testament to the great care that he’s receiving. Thank you for giving us another glimpse into what is required to maintain his health.
Second, the opening Star Wars crawl message was absolutely hilarious. Nice disclaimer 🙂
Dresia Vaughn says
I want to also add, what a loving Mother and Father. The Lord sees and he will reward this family greatly for what they are doing and have done for their son/brother.
Go Dr. Diviney, you rock!! And, Ryan looks great!!!
Thank you so much for the video, these are always interesting to watch.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend together!!
Love, prayers, hugs, Paula
Gail Doyle says
Ken, Hope this tube works in better ways than old one and prevents more the possibility of infection..You are one amazing person in taking care of Ryan and because of this Ryan can’t help but get better (he’s on his way ) How are rash and blisters doing and reduction of baclofen? Hope better. I do pray everyday for you Ken ,to keep up your strength and stay well..Will always be here Thanks for video, they help to show some of the thousands of things you do each day ,and do so well. love Gail
Amazing! Such expertise, Ken. You really are amazing! Call me crazy, but watching Ryan’s reaction, it seems to me that he knows everything that is going on. Do you think this is true, or am I just imagining what I wish is true? You obviously give him such loving care. Where else would Ryan be given this kind of care? Nowhere that I know of, and I’ve been around awhile. Thanking God for Ryan’s recovery, and the love of his family and so many others. Love
Dresia Vaughn says
I’m so happy to know, Ryan is still with us. I’m so sorry again, for the condition he’s in, but little by little, it appears he’s doing and responding well to things. The love from his devoted family is what’s also keeping him here since he can’t speak as yet, but can feel the love and genuine support from his family and loyal friends and relatives. This is healing in itself. Tell Ryan, it’s by the grace of God, he’s still here with his loving family and he is always in my prayer.