In the name of Allah; the Merciful; the Compassionate - بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
May the peace, mercy, and blessings of Allah be with you - السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته
It was early last year when Muja's speech pathologist, lovely Amy, discussed with me about the option of placing a feeding tube directly into her stomach. She referred Muja to a pediatric at The Center of Cerebral Palsy to discuss the matter. At that time Muja's father was not keen of doing the surgery so we decided not to do it yet.
The pediatric referred us to PMH Gastroenterology Clinic to discuss further and get more advise for Muja's father.
On November, Muja had her first appointment to discuss about percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) which is to place a feeding tube into her stomach at PMH Gastroenterology Clinic, but at that time her father was still with his decision to not proceed with any surgery. I told the doctor that I would like to do that for Muja but if her father will not approve, I have to go with him. Anyway he said that this mattar will be reviewed again in future so I can try to convince Muja's father for the meantime.
Currently Muja has a nasogastric tube that goes to her stomach through her nose and throat for feeding. The other end of the tube is hanging off her cheek. Most of her feedings are through this tube. She takes some puree food through her mouth but not enough for nutrition. It is only for her to taste.
On February this year, Muja had another appointment at Gastroenterology Clinic PMH to discuss about PEG. Alhamdulillah this time Muja's father has agreed to do the surgery, so Insha Allah we are waiting for an appointment for the surgery which could take aroung 6 months waiting period.