Oh my goodness!!

"the little darling"

"the little darling"

I just checked my calendar.  That’s where I put all of the stickers from the g-tube box that has the serial numbers on it.  I also note each day that I have to change his tube.  SIX g-tubes in the month of July!!!  Yes, SIX!!  That’s insane!  And that’s with all of the measures in place that we could come up with to keep him from pulling them out…overalls during the day, onesies and shirts pinned to shorts at night.  During the day has been pretty good.  But night times are a pain in the neck now!  I can’t put him to bed in overalls.  Not with all of the metal buttons and buckles.  That would be very uncomfortable I would think.  The onesies are useless.  He pulls the tube out anyway, but at least it doesn’t get lost.  And he can’t very well chew on it when it’s stuck inside his clothes, right?!  UGH!!!  All suggestions welcome!  There’s got to be something!

G-tube Insanity

I’m going absolutely insane right now.  Andrew goes through phases when he pulls his g-tube out ALOT.  I mean like 10-15 times a day!  Everything I’ve tried to deter him is futile.  He is older and wiser and can just about beat anything I can come up with.  He’s too big for onesies, and it’s so hot I hate to put them on him.  The only thing that works sometimes is overalls.  I actually put the overalls on first and the shirt over top.  It doesn’t look very comfortable, but it’s the only thing he hasn’t beaten consistently.  But I only have so many pairs of overalls, which means I’m washing a lot!  And pulling my hair out!

G-tube tossed aside.

G-tube tossed aside.

Andrew has done this before, but this time is a little different.  He’s not just pulling the tube out and throwing it.  He’s actually chewing on it and destroying the balloon!  He’s gone through 3 g-tubes in less than 2 weeks!  I’m waiting for the insurance company to cut us off!  And I won’t even get into the mess!  Several sets of clothes a day.  Not sure I can afford to keep this kid.

If anyone has any ideas I would love to hear them.  I am going to check out a website for clothing that is supposedly made for this type of thing.  I hope they’re not too expensive but I think I’ve exhausted all of my own remedies.