Anonymous asked: Hi can you say please what happened when you went to hospital because I am going in soon xx thanks I am really scared I am 15 xx
Hi love, it is terrifying when you first go in because you don’t really know what to expect and you tend to imagine it 100x in your head.
Typically you would only be there for a night or two (I myself was there for six weeks but that was because they couldn’t get my pulse or bp up enough to deem me safe) and they usually decide to put an NG tube down you to try and help you get enough calories to help your body repair itself and they will give you normal food too which you are expected to eat and I honestly recommend doing so because you are only going to make things harder on yourself because they will just increase the amount of calories that you will be taking in through the NG tube
I personally never got tube fed but my friend has and said that it is a bit uncomfortable but not painful so don’t worry about anything like that! They will probably check your bloods daily just to make sure that everything is okay and you are reacting well to increasing your intake (if you don’t like needles then ask for emla cream, it is a numbing agent and works absolute wonders and make sure that you are well hydrated so that it will only take one try)
Nurses will normally sit with you at meals to check that you are eating it all and offer support if you need it
I was 16 when I got admitted to hospital and I was so scared, everything finally became real but I know that without it I would be dead so try and let the doctors do their job and don’t resist x
If you need anything more specific then just send me a message xxx