Jan 07, 2014 - 8:39 pm
Finally I got my G tube taken out today. They deflated the balloon and simply pulled the tube out. Just a little discomfort at the end when the deflated balloon exited the stoma. I am very happy. Now I can go about eating food with more room in the stomach and exercise with no hindrance. The nurse said it should heal up right away and I can drink and eat anything without worrying that it will leak. Cautioned to just watch out for infection signs such as redness around the sealed hole, bleeding, or pain.
I brought the tube home as a souvenir. It was long and deeply lodged inside my stomach. No wonder my stomach didn't like it...feel like a blender in there.
I noticed that the granulation around the tube quickly collapsed and sealed up the hole. Maybe that was the purpose of the granulatioin to be there in the first place.
No more posting about G tube from me.