Monday, July 26, 2010

An Ode to a Mic-Key

Dear Mic-Key button, Thank you for coming into my life. Without you, I wouldn't have been able to leave the NICU after 5 weeks to go live with Mom and Dad. You have helped me grow and develop even while I struggled with some other breathing issues. Unfortunately, I have some bad news.....

I DON'T NEED YOU ANYMORE! Around my house you won't see anymore of this in my room:

Because I like to eat! and eat and eat!

Solid foods are pretty cool too. Mom makes me work on this every day...

When you first came into my life, a surgeon put a g-tube in my stomach. it looked like this:

Mom and Dad always had to keep me in clothes because if given the opportunity, I liked to reach down, grab the tube and pull. I really don't see what the big deal is. It used to freak out my parents when I would do that....it's a mystery.....
Then, I went in for an outpatient procedure, and the g-tube was replaced with you, my Mic-Key friend. That procedure was pretty horrific (http://everythingandnothingfromessex.blogspot.com/2010/04/mic-key.html), but I managed to make it through. Here are some glamour shots of my Mic-Key



Today we went to see the surgeon again, and he took you out for good. Now all I have to show for all of this trama is this gauze taped to my stomach. Mom is a little nervous that food might "spurt" out of my stomach (I heard the surgeon warn her about that). So there is a hole in my stomach....no big deal. When can I wear my bikini?
So dear Mic-Key- goodbye. farewell. It has been great, but I am moving on.

Love,
Chubbs
p.s. could you please tell your friend nasal cannula that i am going after him next? his days are numbered......
p.s.s. did you notice in all of my pictures the nasal cannula isn't actually in my nose? yes, i spend most of my time plotting, planning and pulling it off of my face......i prefer the word determined over the word stubborn...thank you....

2 comments:

  1. Addison has beautiful blue eyes! Anna and I "zoomed in" on them! Anna wants me to tell you that she thinks Addison is really cute!! We also like Addison's black kitty! Congratulations, Addison, on your Mic-key removal! Woo-hoo!! You go girl!!

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  2. Oh my gosh...I had know idea the mic-key was through a hole in her stomach!! What a little trooper Addison has been! Congrats on the removal, how awesome! Now on to the nasal cannula!! Way to go Addison :)

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