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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Video Sample Retching Episodes for Ian

Here are two samples of a retching episode.  The first was a moderate one and I only caught about half of it.  The second is a long (5 minute) retching episode that happened early one morning....... hence the dark video.  Five minutes gives you a feel for how long they can last.  I cannot imagine trying to vomit so hard for five minutes continuously.  It is horrific.  Ian has had 42 of these since the 55 days after his last surgery.

We are always looking to manage these the best we can with foods, recipes, routines, medications, and TLC.  Unfortunately, since some of it is triggered by simply feeding through the G-tube, there isn't much else we can do except continue to get him to eat orally.  When you eat, the mind, stomach, and GI tract "prepare" with enzymes, hormones, and other bodily functions.  Feeding directly into the stomach, of course, does not do this........ and hence creates an unnatural scenario.

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