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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Bleeding again

**Warning: Gross picture of Raya's stomach contents ahead!! Don't say I didn't warn you!**

So on Thursday I had the bright idea to email Raya's nurse and tell her that things were going pretty well aside from having to stop bolus feeds for a few days because she wasn't tolerating them. Of course a couple hours later, I got a text from Donny while I was gone for the evening saying that there was a bunch of bloody stuff coming out of Raya's stomach drainage tube. Sure enough, when I got home this is what it looked like:

I hadn't expected it to look so red. When she had this problem before, everything that came out was more brownish. This looked more fresh. We didn't feel like it was anything to really worry about, we just watched her closely yesterday and today. Everything that drained out yesterday was still a brownish color (kind of like apple cider, sorry to ruin apple cider for you :) and today it's getting back to more of her usual colors. Obviously I don't know exactly what caused it but it could have been that her tube got caught or pulled on or something and just made the insde of her stoma bleed a little. Who knows. Hopefully we've seen the last of it, knock on wood.

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