Our mom is dealing with oral cancer. She has been through chemo treatments and for the time being it seems to have shrunken the tumors.
The problem is her G-tube leaks profusely at the stoma. Last night I went to change the dressing and her Gatorade/Protein drink just came pouring out. I've spoken to my friend who's father has a G-tube and his father has not had this issue.
This is a new G-tube put in last week at Mass General. Will this problem go away or is this always going to happen? How can we stop it from leaking so much. Is it safe to use some kind of clamp on the tube to keep the bumper in her stomach flush against her stomach wall?
She's been a real trouper rolling with all these punches but I'm sure she's frustrated.