This morning, Ty got annoyed with me for wiping his nose and accidentally pulled out his feeding tube when he was trying to swat my hand away. It was startling, but it didn't hurt him and the good news is that he looks so much more comfortable without it. No more yucky tube sticking out his nose and taped to his face. He won't be getting nutrition for the time being, but he was so nauseous I'm not sure he minds the delay. Instead, he is scheduled to have a feeding tube put directly into his stomach later this week. I know it sounds terrible, but it will be a good thing for the long term. We will use it to manage his nutrition and medicine with ease. He will still be able to enjoy all of his favorite things like lollipops and ice cream, but this way he will also get the essentials to keep him healthy. We need him to be good and strong for the road ahead.
Ty is on heavy antibiotics to tackle the menengitis scare, and he is still running a fever. With every day we hope "today will be the day" that he turns around. So far that hasn't happened, but he is getting such great care and with every day we are getting closer to figuring out how best to manage his pain and infection. He is so tough, I am very impressed with this little man. There are lots of angels watching over him and helping him through.