At 6:30 tomorrow morning I will hit another major ALS milestone; I’m getting a feeding tube inserted into my stomach. The reason I am getting a feeding tube is because it takes a lot of time and effort to eat because my throat muscles are getting weaker and swallowing is getting increasingly difficult for me. I’m not nervous about the surgery because everyone we’ve talked to say it’s a piece of cake.
I’m lucky because I just found out that our good friend Rose Emmons will be our nurse on the day of the surgery. Rose wasn’t originally scheduled to work but volunteered just so she could be at the hospital to care for and support us.
The good thing about the feeding tube is that I can save my energy for eating the foods I want to eat like ice cream, chocolate and cheesecake.