11 July 2010

Time's Up for Button

Leaking because the valve is gone

Before we've resolved Vera's constipation, her button conks.

It's lasted 13 months. It's not expected to last more than a year.

Luckily mommy had anticipated this and got a replacement button ready.

The surgeon pulls the button out and surveys it, commenting on how well-kept it is. Some are completely black by this time. Hers has just a spot of black. Bacteria I guess.

This time is better than the last, with no inner stomach lining being visibly pulled out.