My daughter had her mic-key button for over 3 and a half years. We hadn't used it in a long time and it was time to take it out. We took it out on Monday night and it's still leaking a lot of fluid from her stomach and still an obvious hole. I was told a while back by a nurse that it should close on it's own in a few hours when it's removed. Has anyone else been there done that and had this experience?
Of course now that it's out I'm finding stories on the internet of some kids needing it stitched closed. :-( Does anyone know how long it should take to heal on its own or when I'll know if she's one of those needing it sewn shut? Or experiences with having it surgically closed?
(We are not currently being followed by a GI doctor at this time. Her issues resolved 2 years ago and she has been progressing with oral eating since then. We were using her button for medications mostly until a couple of months ago when she started taking them by mouth. I really don't want to take her in unless necessary!)