Unfortunately Meadows mouth and throat is not healing as well as we had hoped and despite analgesia every time she are it re-trauma-ed her mouth and made it very painful.
Yesterday we made the very difficult decision to have an oesophageol feeding tube fitted which is a much longer term solution than a Nasogastric feeding tube.
The reason we have delayed placing this tube is due to a bacterial wound infection and near the site of the tube placement and if the infection tracks inside her throat this would be catastrophic.
To have the tube placed a general anaesthetic was required and xrays to ensure the placement was correct.
We are now able to provide essential nutritional support to Meadow however extra strict infection control and barrier nursing protocols are in place
She is being fed every 3 hours with Royal Canin Recovery Liquid.