Sunday, May 29, 2011

TP Tube

Veronica's TP tube (transpyloric) was removed this morning.  The TP tube was her feeding tube which allowed the breastmilk to go directly into her intestines instead of her stomach.  As I understand it,  the benefit of the TP tube was that Veronica didn't have to digest any milk, which could have presented complications.  Instead of worrying about feeding issues, they were able to focus primarily on issues related to breathing.  And since Veronica is now stable on CPAP, it was time for the next step related to feeding.  So her milk now goes through her OG tube (orogastric) directly into her stomach.  So far she is tolerating it well which is a great sign.  In another 4 weeks or so, she will likely begin bottle feeding.           

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