Wednesday, October 31, 2012

My nasal tube insertion

Oops it's been quite a while since the last update. Dad has been lazy to update for me. But anyway he is doing it, so maybe tonight I shall sleep and not wake him up. We'll see about that if his snores will disturb me.

Anyway I was recently admitted to the KKH. It was a controlled admission, or rather voluntary on mum and dad's part. The reason was that we have been advised by the feeding therapist to get a nasal feeding tube put into me. I was kind of struggling through oral feeding of liquid, plus there is the danger of silent aspiration as a VFSS had shown previously. So the nasal feeding tube would bypass the throat and down into the stomach. This is to help me receive my adequate amount of milk or water each day, and reduce the chances of liquid going into my lungs.