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February 8, 2011

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Michelle

Our niece uses one now for continuous overnight feeds due to her mitochrondial condition and difficulty digesting food.

I think I mentioned that stepson had one for 6ish years. It was removed and sewed up about 5 years ago as it was no longer needed. Stepson will be 12 in March and had taken to telling nosy people that the scar is from a gunshot wound. LOL!

Mary

As I'm sure you know, my nephew has one. My good friend's youngest son has a G-tube as well. I think I helped keep her sane when a G-tube was first suggested to her by happily spouting off, "Oh, yeah, my nephew has a g-tube! It's been a lifesaver!" when everyone else was horrified by the prospect for her child. It's a shame that some people need them, but it's wonderful that we have them at our disposal. Not starving to death is generally desirable, yes? I know it's a foreign concept to so many people, but I really don't get the fuss. Oh no, a tube that feeds into the stomach. The horrors!

amanda

What if your kid asks about another kid? What should I say then? I was fortunate when my son asked about a little girl in a wheelchair, because his friend Justin's sister is in a wheelchair, so I had an answer ready, but I don't have one ready for that.

Bionic Baby Mama

shit. next thing i know you'll be telling me those oil change jokes weren't appropriate, either.

K

Thank you for this. Really. For saying it, for writing it, for breaking it down.

Hairy Farmer Family

Superb post! Will mentally file away in case needed; I'm sure I would have fallen into the 'too much info required on first meeting' pitfall, despite having been madly irritated by just that sort of thing myself...

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