She's been behaving much better today. She likes the girl that's been monitoring her all morning and that always helps. I like her too. In about 3 hours we'll be able to take the probe out of her nose and she'll get a little bit of freedom (other than being hooked up to the feeding pump) until tonight when they put an IV in. She has to be NPO (no food/liquids) from midnight until her test tomorrow so they'll give her IV fluids to keep her hydrated. I've already asked them to have the IV team ready since she's
The manometry test that we're doing tomorrow sounds pretty interesting. They'll take out her GJ tube (crossing fingers they'll be able to get it back in...) and they'll put a tube that has a lot of little tiny tubes in it through her stoma (aka the hole where her GJ tube goes). The tube will go from her small intestine up through her stomach and possibly partially into her esophagus but I'm not sure about that. The little tiny tubes have water in them and somehow measure the coordination and strength of the contractions in the GI tract. They'll monitor her for a couple hours without any food in her digestive tract and then they'll probably put some formula into her stomach. That should be fun since she hasn't had food in her stomach for 6 weeks now. :) They'll monitor her for a while that way to see how her system reacts to food. I'm not sure if they'll do anything else besides that or not but that's pretty much how it will go. Then they'll put her GJ tube back in.