Leaky MIC-KEY

Over the last week we’ve been noticing more leakage around Ben’s MIC-KEY (G-tube) site.  The skin around it is also red and irritated-looking, and has a “yeasty” appearance to it.  Mark called the surgery office and they have called in some Nystatin cream (an antifungal) for him.  We’ll see how that goes.  We’ve started using gauze to try to absorb some of the leakage, especially overnight.

Mark has been able to run Ben’s feeds in over 47 mins instead of the usual 60 mins today!  We will try increasing both the rate and the amount of tonight’s feed as well. 

Ben Asleep

Isaac has an ear infection, but he seems to be feeling better and I only just picked up the antibiotic tonight.  I therefore didn’t start him on it.  Hopefully I am not exercising bad judgement and he won’t wake up screaming in pain in the middle of the night.  Jonny fell asleep at 6:30 pm after a late night last night and an early morning today.  Mark is telling me to leave him be.  That’s OK as long as he knows that if Jonny wakes up at 2 am wanting to play, he’s the one who’s getting up with him!  😉

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One Response to “Leaky MIC-KEY”

  1. kelly Says:

    Oh Ben is just beautiful! He reminds me so much Sonny. I’m sorry Ben has suffered with reflux and is tube fed. We are managing on gaviscon at the moment and doing well with bottle feeding (apart from the painful wind etc)
    I see Ben is lucky enough to have older siblings too. Sonny has 3!!
    I’m glad to have found your blog and will def bookmark you.

    Love Kelly and co
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


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