My 15 year old son is on a J-G tube to provide him with hydration and food for his Gastroparesis.
He is on a 75 ml drip 24hrs a day. About every 5 days the tube can't flush and he complains of stomach pains and for about 2 days he can't eat or drink anything by mouth. We need to then get him IV fluids and sometimes TPN thru a pic line. I've read that some GP people cannot tolerate J tube feedings. What does this really mean? The docs check for tube placement and don't seem to have an explanation?
Anyone out there have any experience with this problem?