I have recently switched from a g-tube with internal bumper to a mic-key button and it's driving me nuts. First I got one put in that was way too short (that was the largest they had in stock and since they had to put something in after taking out my g-tube they put in a 2.5 cm button). I got it changed the next day to a 3.5 cm button, which felt a lot better but for some reason I thought that it was still too tight. I have no idea how tight the button is supposed to be. I could still pull it up and get underneath the external bolster to clean the stoma, but once I let go at the button it was really close to my skin.
Therefore I switched to a 4 cm button a day later (I know - three button changes in three days - not very nice on the stoma).
This 4 cm is looser and that is a bit more comfortable, but now tube feeds leak out of the stoma (and regular food as well) - I blocked it with a two more cc to have a tighter fit, but I still have leakage. The one thing that is really weird is that my stomach contractions pull the button in all the time and then suddenly it gets released and pops back against the stomach wall and I can hardly stand that feeling. Is this because of a poor fit or is this normal for balloon tubes? It just drives me nuts and I get really discouraged because I want to able to have the button in as it is so less obvious than the g-tube.
Any suggestions on what to do? Should I switch back to the 3.5 cm one (I still have it at home.)
Thanks a lot!