Ok, this is idiot question day! Why do they shove that tube up your nose and I to your stomach? What is it supposed to do? I don't remember my son having it. I do t remember me having it either and I've been in a drug induced coma.
Ah, not a stupid question! It is likely that almost every time we have surgery, right after they put us to sleep they put in an NG tube (nasal-gastic -- nose and stomach). This so we don't choke or throw up during surgery, etc. It also sucks out whatever is in the stomach. In many cases, after surgery, they leave the tube in and it is removed after a while by the surgeon. In my case, they removed the NG tube before I was awake, and it just so happens in this case I was nauseous. If the tube was still in, it would have helped my from dry heaves/throwing up. I hope that helps!