Home IV feeding (HPN, parenteral nutrition)

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PICC line care?

  • By Frantik · New reply June 9, 2008
  • 8 replies
  • Hi all: I wrote in a few weeks ago to get advice on intermittent fevers. I woke up on Monday morning with a fever of 103.2, so was admitted to the hospital and they removed the line. I had already decided ...

Portal Hypertension

  • By Genia · New reply June 5, 2008
  • 5 replies
  • Hello, My 2 year old son has been on TPN for 16 months. He now has portal hypertension and possibly varices. I'm trying to find information on what the pathophysiology, progression, prognosis, treatment ...


  • By TheNewKay · New reply May 29, 2008
  • 4 replies
  • Hello all, My father has chronic bowel obstructions and is on home IV feeding with terminal cancer. The doctors do not want to give him pain medicine because he is not having bowel movements since starting ...

Traveling to Oley Conference

  • By JenD · New reply May 26, 2008
  • 12 replies
  • Hi all, I am planning to attend the Oley conference in San Diego, but I am new to HPN and I am really scared about flying with my TPN. Does anyone have suggestions or ideas to help me feel more comfortable ...

It has been a few Years...

  • By Elen · New reply May 24, 2008
  • 2 replies
  • Hello Everyone, It has been almost 6 years now. I was part of Oley. After my Son, Shawn, past I did not think we would be dealing with TPN again. WRONG. Now my husband Dave is on TPN, and starting soon ...

Does anyone know about this?

  • By ChayalaC · Posted May 15, 2008
  • 0 replies
  • Has anyone had experience with darkening pigmentation of the upper lip ( a red halo) that is related to imminent blood infection or line sepsis? Any information as to what this is or what can be done ...

Medicare Help

  • By pickledfairy · New reply May 15, 2008
  • 13 replies
  • I am interested in talking with anyone who was already on TPN for gastroparesis before they became eligible for Medicare. I become eligible in July and have been told that I do not meet Medicare's qualifications ...

tpn pain

  • By stekcsf · New reply May 10, 2008
  • 9 replies
  • I have another big question for you.....my daughter is having pain inside where the line is in her vein(that's how she describes it)...not on the outside where it goes in...i had it checked and redressed ...

how do you live

  • By thatkellogggirl · New reply May 9, 2008
  • 1 reply
  • how do you feel about living the way you do ...

CVC choices?

  • By Kozush · New reply May 9, 2008
  • 7 replies
  • Hello everyone! I'm being admitted into the hospital on Monday to start TPN after having been on J tube feedings and slowly stopped tolerating them all together in the span of a few months. I'm 26 and ...


  • By flutesnyder · New reply April 1, 2008
  • 12 replies
  • I'd be happy to discuss G-tube feeding with anyone who uses regular food ingested through a G-tube or PEG. I prepare my own food by pureeing regular food, no formulas and no medicine. I invented my own ...

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