Tuesday, June 17, 2008


Did I ever mention that tube feeding is a pain in the you-know-what?

It was just a matter of time. Ava sorta-kinda accidentally removed her feeding apparatus in the bathtub Sunday night. Because she was never given a MicKey button, a trip to the hospital was necessary. Laura tried to get a catheter into the stoma to keep it open, but it just wouldn't go. You would think that six months post-op it wouldn't close so quickly, but it did.

Mott Children's Hospital is approximately two hours from Ava's house. Laura's mom transported Laura and Ava to the hospital so that Justin could go to work (graveyard shift, yuck!). Long story short, they all spent the night in the ER and Miss Ava was just miserable. She did get a MicKey button, but it's too big and protrudes several inches from her tummy.

Wanna bet she pulls this one out, too?

Thursday, June 05, 2008

I just spoke with Ava during my morning break. She put the phone to her ear, and sounding exactly like Chuckie Finster of the Rugrats, said....

Hi, Grandma!

She made my day.