Having a feeding tube placed is a medical decision that shouldn't be taken lightly. Feeding tubes can help people overcome serious nutrition issues but they can also cause stress, frustration, and other health issues. Here are five questions to consider and ask your healthcare providers before you have feeding tube placed. What is the goal/purpose … Continue reading 5 Questions to Ask Before Getting a Tube Feed
"For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned." ~ Benjamin Franklin Organizing anything can be time consuming. Think of your kitchen pantry, clothes closet, or garage - those are day long projects that take some commitment to get into order. Now think of all your formula, meds, and medical equipment. Are you overwhelmed yet? … Continue reading Organizing Your Tubie Supplies!
As time has gone by, the medical field has advanced and accessories for individuals who have feeding tubes have progress in big ways!! These new products have gotten more user-friendly are are great for any age. For the young children who have feeding tubes, companies have created products like backpacks, G-tube covers and pads, and … Continue reading 5 Tube Feed Products that Will Make Your Life Easier!
As famous author Dr. Seuss once wrote, “Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple”, and in the case of enteral nutrition he’s exactly right! To those new to the world of feeding tubes words like G-tube, J-tube, blenderized tube feeding, “tubies”, stoma, etc. can be overwhelming. But, have no fear, I have … Continue reading Living Life to the Fullest with a Tube!
The old saying goes, “An apple a day, keeps the doctor away”, but in this case, we want that tube clogging to go away! Potassium is essential micronutrients for our bodies and many adults and kids do not get enough of it in their blenderized tube feeds. Many peoples have the misconception that they need … Continue reading A Banana a Day Keeps the Clogs Away