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Sunday, November 21, 2010

New GJ–quite by accident

We have been having a few problems with Bell’s GJ.  So during shift change Saturday morning (two nurses plus me) we decided to check her balloon (what keeps the GJ in place).  Well, I deflated the balloon, she jumped (I guess the stoma was sore), and next thing I know milk is pouring out of her stoma.  Oops…when she jumped we pulled the whole thing out.  Oh well.  A call to the doc on call (it’s the weekend, of course) and we spent the rest of the day sitting in the ER waiting for IR to come in and place her new GJ.  We also spent the day trying to keep all doctors and nurses OUT of our room.  Sorry, but she’s fine and I don’t want ANY germs this time of year.  I just didn’t feel like training any residents today.  Once we got home, she crashed.  I didn’t see her fully awake again until this morning.  So now we have a new GJ.  That’s makes three full days we have spent downtown this week.  No wonder we are so tired!

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