Thursday, 6 October 2011
RIG Change at H Hospital
Rachael attended an appointment for rig tube change. All went well. Rachael was aprehensive before the procedure, but the surgeon agreed to use extra gel as local anaesthetic and if necessary, could inject it around the stoma. There was some difficulty positioning Rachael on the trolley but eventually the tilma tube was replaced like for like. The surgeon commented that the stoma was in much better condition than when he last saw it. Rachael remnded him that the last change had been over 18 months previously, when the tube was accidentally ripped out. He said it sems to have healed well and is well-established. The surgeon agreed to email the xrays to the MND Specialist Nurse so she could forward them to Rachael as requested.