Thursday, March 26, 2009

The PEG tube was successfully inserted

At 1.45pm today, mom got her PEG tube. Now she has a thick plastic protrusion from her tummy - can almost imagine it's part of a horror/sci-fi movie! Hahah :)

The whole thing took about 20 minutes, then she was wheeled back to her room where she spent most of the afternoon sleeping.

At about 6pm, the sedative wore off and she started complaining of pain. It seemed to come in spasms. She also developed a fever. Dr came and gave paracetamol and painkiller.

The cause of the recurrent fever is still a mystery. Lungs are clear, urinary tract is clear. Doctors still investigating.

By the time I left mom at 8.30pm, she said the pain was much less :)
She's not talking muc today, and still groggy. Hope she sleeps soundly tonight.

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