2015 June 26th G-Tube to GJ Tube Surgery
Due to the severe gastroparesis, keeping the G-Tube was never a permanent solution. It was just a starting point to allow Hannah's body to get adjusted to having a feeding tube, and to allow it to accept the GJ switch without a problem. So today she went in for the switch. Any surgery Hannah has is a risk, due to severe aspiration she has to be placed on a ventilator every time and have a breathing tube inserted to prevent complications. This surgery took much longer than anticipated because Hannah was supposed to receive a "mickey button" but her stoma was too large, so they had to insert a GJ Peg tube instead which you really don't see much of anymore. She was admitted overnight due to her unusual circumstances and discharged the following day.