If you have any experience with a child with a g-tube, could you please chime in on the comments section?
What made you decide that a g-tube was necessary? Inability to eat? Erratic eating? Just not getting enough by mouth?
Does your child still eat by mouth at all?
How did you feel about tubes before you decided your child needed one? How do you feel now?
Do you use blender food? Formula? Combination?
Anything particularly difficult about care/maintenance?
Has your child been weaned off the tube/do you foresee this happening?
Ana is a great eater... When she wants to be. I really don't like the idea of sticking a tube in a child that CAN eat so well, but we live in a hot dry climate and on "I don't wanna drink" days I can spend hours slowly shoveling thickened liquids in... Where we live, dehydration can happen fast and it is imperative to keep the liquids going! Porgies now knows firsthand about the results of dehydration...
Anyway, miss Ana sees the GI on Thursday and I foresee this topic coming up! Therefore, I welcome your input.
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