Robert received a call from Dr. Fanning around 11 o'clock last night reporting that Vivian had pulled the new g-tube out of her stomach when the nurse was away from the room. Robert said that Dr. Fanning seemed very embarrassed that this had happened, especially since the same nurse was on watch the night before when Vivian yanked the PICC line out.
In my distress I took an Ambien to go back to sleep and completely missed Dr. Fanning's subsequent phone call at 5 o'clock informing us that the surgery to replace the g-tube and to insert a port would commence in a few hours. I evidently had a conversation immediately afterward with Robert, but I have absolutely no recollection of it. Robert has been up a the hospital for a while. I am going to join him now.
Please pray that the procedures go well and that each necessary device stays in place this time. Pray that the doctors and nurses would be enlightened as to Vivian's resourcefulness (my mother calls her "Houdini") and would be proactive in outsmarting Vivian and preventing her access to the hardware on her body.
I will report more later.
"Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you." 2 Thessalonians 3:16,
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