Friday, 5 October 2007

Gets up my nose!

Well it was rather uncomfortable to say the least. Sticking a bloody great big yellow tube up my left nostril with the intention of then threading it down the back of your throat and down into my stomach. And all so that they can drip-feed me if they need. "Give me some decent food and I'll eat it!", I say!. After two attempts on my left nostril and my eyes already streaming they give up and go for my right nostril! A push or four, pain, watering eyes, a few gulps and its down, "Ooh, just a bit further", push, swallow, and its in. It's not nice, believe me. An x-ray confirms its not far enough down, so a few more pushes and its taped into place, looping attractively from my nostril to behind my ear.

The next morning after no sleep due to worrying whether I'm going to dislodge my nasal umbilical cord I'm turfed out of bed for a shower. Feeling fine one minute, then a little queasy the next. Being sick while having a nasal feed tube is not a good idea. It takes me a few seconds to realise why I have one end of a long tube hanging out of my mouth and the other out of my nose.....not a pretty sight! I've seen this trick on TV...nasal floss! It isn't nice and of course it means I'm gonna have to go throught insertion process all over again!


Rob said...

All I can say Nige is that you are a far braver man than me !...I'm feeling ill just reading about it !?!?

Having said that, from personal experience, pushing a tube up the other end isnt much fun either :-))

I guess I'd be ok with the pipe up the nose, I'd probably get an inner tube up there !

Hang in there, sending you best wishes !


Peter said...

Nice one Bob!

For once, I'm almost lost for words, Nige, that sounds very unpleasant. I know this is a really stupid question, but if they want to put you on a liquid diet, why can't you just drink it? Thinking about it and knowing you, you've probably already asked!

Wrist band snapped yesterday, fortunately bought a job lot of 10 so we're still able to keep the faith!

Ray said...

Sounds lovely, so now you're sweet smellin wi a rubber bogie! Seems your the one with the Bionic body parts :-)) Hang in there!! No I don't mean from the tube!!

Louise said...

Like Pete, I'm lost for words, and as you know that's not normal. I am wondering why they think the may need to drip feed you though, never known you to refuse food..even if it's psuedo NHS!

It all sounds apalling and very uncomfortable ... I bet you wish you were back at work now.

Hopefully it'll all be over soon, and you can have the contraption removed and feeling less queasy...anything you need, let us know. Lou xx

Jerry said...

Fun or what......only leaves the ears then.....surely this is against the Geneva Convention?? ShallI get Amnesty on the case?Think of the joy when they are removed....chin up

Ted Dev said...

That sounds nearly as painful as supporting Newcastle, oh sorry you do!

Keep smiling.

Are the nurses or doctors anything like on Carry on Doctor?