Hello to all. Clay had a long day. His day began with his trip to Children's hospital. We (Childlife Specialist, a nurse, and myself) rolled Clay over to have his GI test done. I was standing at Clay's head and watching the camera screen. The radiologist was great in explaining exactly what we were looking at and looking for. He said that it was acid reflux and that there were no obstructions anywhere (of course this would all be sent to the doctors in the burn unit to have them decide). The barium was pushed through his feed tube, and it was vomited up the second it touched the stomach. Clay was very upset and was saying over & over "Please don't put anymore of that in my tube." It took 5 of us to calm him down so that the radiologist could follow the barium and take pictures. He also placed Clay's feed tube, past his stomach, into his intestine. This team, at Children's hospital, perform this test on a daily basis; so, they were quick, knowledgeable, and efficient.
Clay was taken to get his bath when we returned to his room. His blood labs showed that he was low on potassium. The night nurse worked all night to get his potassium levels where they needed to be. Hopefully this will help with the vomiting too. His tube feeds were started this afternoon and something was given for his acid reflux this evening. We hope this resolves our vomiting issue. He was restless all evening and I hope he can get some much needed sleep tonight. Hope you all get a good night's sleep as well ~ thanks to all!