|Jadon playing with a syringe|
It is discouraging. Obviously this will delay his full recovery as far as his chest wound is concerned. However, we are hoping that this was the source of infection all along and that without his body having to fight that off, he will be able to heal faster and gain his strength back more quickly.
Meanwhile, Jadon's NJ tube accidentally came out yesterday. The team decided to try feeding him via the NG tube. Unfortunately he started aspirating a bit so they decided to put in the NJ tube again under fluoroscopy guidance. It went in really easily and Jadon was quickly back to his room. Although the radiologist had tested the tube before we left the GI suite, it was not functioning a few minutes later when the nurse tried to hook up feeds to it. The assumption is that it is kinked, but since he is going to the OR tomorrow anyway, they decided to not worry about it for now and start him on IV nutrition overnight and up until his surgery.