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Stomach Feeding Tube

Posted by @fjg827, Mar 7, 2017

I recently had a Stomach Feeding Tube ( Peg Tube )
Installed. This after a failed Nissan Fundoplacation.
Has anyone had this procedure done ?

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Hi @fjg827

Connect members @kimf, @geezer, @undiagnosedsickgirl, @mroreo126, @franknick, @ej9718, @rsinger22, @kathyzendner, @mswanda, @dbennett, @kirsty281, @maggee, @dicknlou, @lee28, @lisab, have discussed feeding tubes, and I hope they will return with more information for you.

I also found some great information from the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), which you can read here: http://bit.ly/2mmcHrb

@fjg827, how are you adjusting to the PEG tube? Does it require a lot of care?

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Hi @fjg827

Connect members @kimf, @geezer, @undiagnosedsickgirl, @mroreo126, @franknick, @ej9718, @rsinger22, @kathyzendner, @mswanda, @dbennett, @kirsty281, @maggee, @dicknlou, @lee28, @lisab, have discussed feeding tubes, and I hope they will return with more information for you.

I also found some great information from the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), which you can read here: http://bit.ly/2mmcHrb

@fjg827, how are you adjusting to the PEG tube? Does it require a lot of care?

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Actually it was quite easy to get used to. It does not require much care at all.

My husband had to have a feeding tube after suffering from a stroke during surgery to remove a brain tumor. Part of his throat became paralyzed due to the stroke. He managed very well with the tube and was able to do all his tube feedings himself in a short while. His only problem was granulation tissue that formed around the incision site that was quickly resolved with some cauterization. It has been eight months and after much therapy and a procedure to plump up a vocal cord he will be getting his feeding tube removed on the 20th of March.

I am so glad that your husband is doing so well.
You must be very proud of him.
He can private message me if he would like someone to chat
with.

Thank you so much. I also wanted to let you and everyone else with a feeding tube know that we have been buying the formula and syringes for the tube feeding from Amazon. At first we bought it from medical supply companies, then we found the same formula at 1/3rd of the price on Amazon. Hope this info can help someone as the formula can be very expensive.

@fjg827

I am so glad that your husband is doing so well.
You must be very proud of him.
He can private message me if he would like someone to chat
with.

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@fjg827 Thank you for the kind offer to connect. Please note that I removed your personal email from the public discussion. We recommend using the private message function to exchange personal contact information. We don’t want you getting unwanted spam email.

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@kimf

Thank you so much. I also wanted to let you and everyone else with a feeding tube know that we have been buying the formula and syringes for the tube feeding from Amazon. At first we bought it from medical supply companies, then we found the same formula at 1/3rd of the price on Amazon. Hope this info can help someone as the formula can be very expensive.

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Hi @kimf, How are you and your husband doing? Did he have the feeding tube removed successfully last week? How is it going?

Hi Colleen,
Yes he did have it removed. It went well and started to heal within 4 hours. He feels so much better without it and I’m so grateful that he has gotten to this point. Thank you so much for asking.
Kim

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