Need advice on Feeding Tube...

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RE: Need advice on Feeding Tube...

by cmayes1953 on Tue Apr 10, 2012 08:48 PM

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my husband had the j tube to for almost 2 months I took care of it for him cleaning it and putting in his canned liquid food cant think of it right now what it was called. he ate no solid foods at all when that was in liquids for a while after it was taken out. been 8 yrs since his surgery. but he did not have cancer yet but had a 25% chance of not getting cancer which is not very good odds so that is why he had the surgery. Most people find out they have the cancer befor they can get any information on it . I thank his stomach dr for keeping up on his endoscopics. they found something that they had sent it to clevland clinic for a biopsy. he had acid reflux real bad that is why he had his test done twice a year

RE: Need advice on Feeding Tube...

by DanFromAUS on Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:14 PM

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hi chifan,

I had a j tube put in before i had the treatment as it was kind of a backup in case my throat completly closed.It was placed directly into the stomach and is not painful at all.I didnt really use it in the end apart from flushing it with water everyday to keep it clean.One of my main things when i had it was to keep the area clean and the tube clean,i would use alchohol wipes wich would work well and C shape non allergic sticky transparent film dressing things to hold it down.Just be pretty strict about keeping it clean and changing the film dressings at least every couple of days but im sure the nurses would advise you on all that side of things :)

RE: Need advice on Feeding Tube...

by obiewon on Thu Apr 12, 2012 04:49 PM

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They put mine in under general anesthesia. I think they put mine in right where the stomach meets the esophogas. I just wanted liquids. The solution made me really sick. Sorry for what you are going through

RE: Need advice on Feeding Tube...

by cmayes1953 on Mon Apr 16, 2012 03:20 AM

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my husband had his tube in him when he woke up from surgery. it was in his chest between his sholder and breast area. it was easy for me to clean I was scared at 1st because I had not done anything like that before but the home nurse showed me and it was easy and I would clean it just like she showed me it did get plugged up 1 time and I dont remember now what we did to fix it but wasnt much, after a few weeks I even had him going out to the stores with me and differant things the tube was under his shirt and no one knew'  I think a couple weeks before his tube came out they up his night time nourishment. we had a case left over, and it was so hard to even give away everyone we talked to said they were not aloud to take it, we just wanted to give it to someone who needed it. my husband had a bad attack of accid reflux last night has not felt good all day it all went to his lungs and if any of you all have had the same problem after surgery, you no it goes right to your lungs . he will probably have to get some medicine now for broncitis. I still would like to no if the acid causes all that trouble for his esophgous. what is it doing to his lungs but so far no one has been able to answer me about it guess they have not got that far yet

 

RE: Need advice on Feeding Tube...

by doggone on Mon Apr 30, 2012 04:02 AM

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I had a j tube into my small intestine for about 4-1/2 months. Night feeding of Osmolite 1.5 was pretty easy, as long as i had enough to last all night loaded. I was told by two doctors to stop feeding at night and get rid of the tube. For the last month it was in it was truly killing me. Painful where the tube went in through the skin. I was glad to get it out. I'm not sure that I can maintain weight but it's worth a try.

The tube was a very inconvenient attachment to my body, right at my bely line. I am a very active person, so I am sure i aggravated the situation, causing pain. I can see where the tube could really help maintain weight, so they may be necessary. Be sure to get a long range plan including termination of the tube. And keep it clean!

 

 

 

RE: Need advice on Feeding Tube...

by cmayes1953 on Mon Jun 04, 2012 07:11 AM

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my husbands feeding tube was between his shoulder and the top of his breast after about a month we could go to the store and things and it was hiden by his shirt he had to do some extra feedings at night because he was loosing to much weight at 1st. now he weights to much

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