Sunday, January 3, 2010
After Jodie's g-tube removal the surgeon said that the wound will close on its own within 7 days. After 7 days it still didn't close so I called the surgeon again who replied that we should wait another 10 days. I did not feel comfortable with this at all so I booked Jodie with the wound specialist, she had a look at the wound and placed a comfeel plaster on it and said we should return in a weeks time to have it removed and that it will be closed after then. Two days later Jodie was in so much pain, the plaster was pitch black and she was crying.... so back to the wound specialist we went. When she removed the plaster she immediately said the wound was corrosive, I was sick to my stomach when I saw what happened. There was seven small little holes around the big one... The hole inside Jodie's tummy was still open and stomach acid was eating away at her skin, a keloid also formed. My advise to all mommies... please let the doctor close the wound in teather when he removes the g-tube. We went to the surgeon immediately and he booked us in for closure of the gastrostomy the next day. Jodie was struggling with bronchitis again and we felt really uncomfortable with anasthetics. But with God's grace everything went well and he placed a stitch inside her stomach and glued the outside closed. The anetathist was really brilliant, Dr. Gouws, we've used him everytime Jodie's had to go for an op. He even came running out of theatre to ask me for a bottle to comfort little Jodie, and afterwards he came to see me to make sure she's ok. Well, the wound still looks sore and is red and swollen but I am sure it will take a couple of days to heal.. We will visit the wound specialist again in 2 weeks time to get silicone sheeting placed on her wound to ensure the scarring isn't too bad.
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