The surgery “wash” is the pink colour over his abdomen. This is the very first tube feeding starting about half an hour ago.

Starting the feeding via pump

Starting the feeding via pump

Mathew is being fed through a pump for a couple of days, then it will be switched to bolus feeds; where we push the formula in through a syringe. He needs 7 bottles of Ensure a day to keep him from losing any more weight. He only got 3 in at the most.

The chemo starts tomorrow. Mathew asked that it be delayed a day to give him time to recuperate a little more. I’m happy as he’ll get some nutrients in today as a head start. His protein levels were below normal before the hospital started the TwoCal drink.

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