No one is too concerned yet. The charge nurse thinks that despite the X-ray, the tube had just gotten a little out of whack, and that perhaps too there was just too much air in his stomach. My Googling habit produced some info on a condition called pyloric stenosis, commonly associated with projectile vomiting, where an inflammation of muscles leading from the stomach into the intestines keeps food from moving effectively on its journey through the system. Megan told us it's a little soon to believe this to be the cause but that they'll definitely be keeping an eye on it, as always.
|some of Calder's superheroes|
However, we have decided to go forward with the G-tube. There is some argument that his neurological development (any complications aside) would be advanced more quickly at home. As I've mentioned before, we feel he is getting phenomenal care at the hospital, but the nurses themselves have assured us he would get more attentive care at home; they each have other babies they care for while also tending to Calder, plus our home environment would be much quieter and dimmer than the typically bright and boisterous NICU. The doctor estimates that barring any complications, Calder would be home within about 10 days of the surgery, which sounds very good to us!