Home tube feeding (HEN, enteral nutrition)

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J tube replaced with g tube?

Julianpaul
  • By Julianpaul · Posted 12:06 am
  • 0 replies
  • The ER surgeon replaced my son's j tube with a g tube. I wasn't there when he was first brought in, and just realized it now. It was replaced a week ago. I thought it was just a different brand, and that's ...

J-Tube

cow
  • By cow · New reply yesterday at 11:06 pm
  • 2 replies
  • Just a question. Mu doctor put in a G-Tube in instead of a J-tube he thought that it being short might help with the drainage and problems I have been having. It is a 16 fr, but it alot short on the inside ...

J tube draining bile

Julianpaul
  • By Julianpaul · New reply yesterday at 8:55 pm
  • 4 replies
  • Six days ago I had my son's j tube replaced. He also has a g tube, previously used for feeding, now used for drainage of bile. He feeds through the j tube, continuously, at 40cc per hour, with a continuous ...

Cerebral Palsy and Dysmotility/Dysphagia/Jackhammer Esophagus

Ling44
  • By Ling44 · New reply April 17, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • Hi all, I am currently living in Denmark and was supposed to receive a FEES test (live video of eating) yesterday. I arrived at my appointment early, and 45 minutes into when I was supposed to be seen ...

expired formula

donnanae
  • By donnanae · New reply April 15, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • I have a silly question. I have a couple of cases of formula that will expire soon (may)..Is it ok to use when it is only a little expired?? My insurance does not cover it, and I certainly can't afford ...

Glucose levels and canned nutrition

SenorRick
  • By SenorRick · New reply April 14, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • Has anyone seen there glucose levels rise after years of canned nutrition ...

Calories

Belmay
  • By Belmay · New reply April 13, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • I've been on feeding tube since August 2013. Breast cancer in my stomach made it impossible for food to get out of my stomach, so J tube solves the problem. I also have a G tube to drain stomach. About ...

Calories

Belmay
  • By Belmay · Posted April 12, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • I've been on feeding tube since August 2013. Breast cancer in my stomach made it impossible for food to get out of my stomach, so J tube solves the problem. I also have a G tube to drain stomach. About ...

ER Doc blames my PTSD for my pain

Kez182
  • By Kez182 · New reply April 12, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • I have not been able to feed using my J-tube without extreme pain for 3 months now. I get 30-40 minutes in and my stomach starts filling with acid or bile. Then my instines start spasming it almost feels ...

Feeling off, tube not in the right place yet again

Staylor2021
  • By Staylor2021 · New reply April 11, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • So I haven't posted much on this site because I am on a bunch of sites and we'll I feel like I have been able to get the support I wanted/needed from others sites. Sadly that isn't happening anymore so ...

Feeling off, tube not in the right place yet again

Staylor2021
  • By Staylor2021 · Posted April 10, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • So I haven't posted much on this site because I am on a bunch of sites and we'll I feel like I have been able to get the support I wanted/needed from others sites. Sadly that isn't happening anymore so ...

Not suitable for low profile buttons - How to get use to a long tube

hayleygraces
  • By hayleygraces · New reply April 9, 2014
  • 11 replies
  • Hi there I have had two kinds of buttons over the past six months each with little success, I developed peritonis with the bard button them had other problems with the mickey which culminated with it ...

Severe Infection from T-Tacks

Ling44
  • By Ling44 · New reply April 9, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • After not feeling well for two weeks after placement of the Mic-key, and having received RX's for antibiotics and anti-microbial two days earlier (without improvement), I decided to return, and was immediately ...

malecot tube

Kinnelon
  • By Kinnelon · New reply April 8, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • Does anyone have a malecot tube placed as a feeding tube? I cannot seem to find any info on line about this type of tube. My husband had one placed last June and it always leaked some gastric juices ...

Excessive G-Tube Leakage

cissne22
  • By cissne22 · New reply April 8, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • We are a medically fragile home that consists of non verbal wheelchair bound people. We have a client that has suffered from severe g-tube leakage for about 2 months now. He has been to see his primary ...

Air in Blenderized Formula

Alan_Robinson
  • By Alan_Robinson · New reply April 8, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • Does anyone have an issue with air in blenderizd food mixture? I am wondering if I am doing something wrong by putting food in my tube right after blending as 32 ounces of ingredients usually result in ...

J tube feeds

kjcrawley
  • By kjcrawley · New reply April 6, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • My son alternates between G and J feedings (he was born with Esophageal Atresia, and at 5 has recurring holes in his esophagus that require us to jump back and forth). He was on a blended diet while G ...

New territory: When Eating doesn't include swallowing ...

Zeraphic-Ziggy
  • By Zeraphic-Ziggy · New reply April 3, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • Hello & Thankyou, for this group! I am in new territory with my stomach & small bowel. The last few weeks have seen a 2 stone drop in my weight, inability to eat much other than soups or puree with severe ...

Abscess/popping button/sports question

Ling44
  • By Ling44 · New reply April 2, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • Hi all, I received a mic key about two weeks ago. Since the first day, I told the medical professionals how it didn't feel right. A friend reminded me that one of the doctor's prescribing Morphine for ...

silver nitrate for tube sores

prettykitty
  • By prettykitty · New reply April 1, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • I had some silver nitrate applied to a very large granulation sore this afternoon, and boy did it hurt badly!!!! I even apologized to the nurse for being such a wuss. She laughed and said that she probably ...

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