Does anyone have a tricks that work to unclog feeding tubes?
The past week, I have had trouble with my tube clogging when I first wake up in the morning after my pump has run all night. The dosage get's done while I am still asleep, so I don't realize this until my caregiver wakes me up in the morning. By that time, the excess formula has sat in my tube for a couple hours and thickened. The pump I use (EnteraLite Infinity) doesn't beep to let you know that a dose is done, so it automatically stops once the dose I have set is completed.
Yesterday, we had a really bad clog that even soda didn't fix right away. I had no idea that you are not supposed to force fluids down a clogged tube, so I forced the soda and warm water down the tube until it released the clog (which hurt badly and felt like my abdomen had exploded inside).
Is there anything else my caregiver can try to break up clogs faster in the feeding tube (I have a GJ tube)?