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'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 (, 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 big deal. When can I wear my bikini?
So dear Mic-Key- goodbye. farewell. It has been great, but I am moving on.

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....


  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!!

  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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