Thursday, May 6, 2010

Barry Day +29 Update - NG Tube

Today (May 6th, 2010)  is day +29 after transplant. Barry's TPN (Total Parenteral Nutrition) that was delivered intravenously was removed yesterday (May 5th, 2010) and an NG tube was placed into his nose and down his stomach. You can see him with his NG tube in the photo above. Because he has not had any food in his stomach for the last 3 weeks, his stomach has probably shrunk and the NG tube will help his stomach get reacquainted with food. After we get discharged from the hospital, we will be staying at the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford until 100 days post-transplant. This is so that we can be really close to the hospital just in case any complications in Barry's condition arise.