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For how long will gastrostomy feeding lasts?

For how long will gastrostomy feeding lasts?

Depends: It depends on why it was placed. These tubes are usually placed for patients who are unable to swallow or eat for some reason. If the person's ability to eat and swallow returns, then the gastrostomy tube can be removed. The gastrostomy tube can also be used permanently for feeding and nutrition if needed. ...Read more

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How long will 3/4 strenght of gastrostomy feeding lasts?

How long will 3/4 strenght of gastrostomy feeding lasts?

Not clear: I assume you are suggesting that using a diluted form of tube feeding rather than full strength? The rationale for tube feeding, either gastrostomy or jejunostomy, is to provide calories, nutrients and fluids. Diluted feeds will give adequate fluids but not enough calories and nutrients. If there is a financial reason, see your social worker for assistance. ...Read more

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Following surgery how long are gastrostomy dressings necessary?

Following surgery how long are gastrostomy dressings necessary?

See below: If you are describing a dressing around a gastrostomy tube, then the gauze dressing is used to absorb any drainage, and may be used for about two weeks depending on the person's healing. Sometimes the gauze dressing is used longer for skin protection purposes. Check with your surgeon to be sure. ...Read more

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How effective is a gastrostomy for treating Lou Gehrig's disease?

How effective is a gastrostomy for treating Lou Gehrig's disease?

Not a treatment: Gastrostomy is use to give the patient nutrients when he is unable to eat and keep them from starving to death. Often referred to as Tube Feeding ...Read more

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Doctor please advise - my child has to have a gastrostomy?

Doctor please advise - my child has to have a gastrostomy?

Please finish: Your statement: "my child has to have a gastrostomy" does not include a question. What is your question? ...Read more

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What's a hernia nissen fundoplication, gastrostomy?

What's a hernia nissen fundoplication, gastrostomy?

Foregut operation: A hiatal hernia is when the natural opening in the diaphragm enlarges to allow the stomach to migrate into the chest. If a large part of the stomach is involved, it is a para esophageal hernia. Repairing this involves closing the hole to the right size & wrapping the lower esophagus with the top of the stomach (nissen). A tube is placed in the stomach (gastrostomy) rarely in adults. ...Read more

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My daughter has angelman's syndrome, she is due to have a gastrostomy, is this a common procedure?

My daughter has angelman's syndrome, she is due to have a gastrostomy, is this a common procedure?

Yes: Sometimes the gastrostomy tube surgery is done in conjunction with a fundoplication. If she has reflux then most likely they should be done together. Doing a g-tube alone may promote vomiting and inability to feed your child. Check with your doctor to see if she has been evaluated for reflux. ...Read more

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Why would a baby need a gastrostomy tube?

Why would a baby need a gastrostomy tube?

To be fed: Some babies may have conditions that do not allow them to eat by mouth or take in enough calories by mouth feeding. Some of these conditions are cerebral palsy, reflux, heart defects, aspiration, vocal cord paralysis, or cleft palate. ...Read more

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Differences between gastrostomy and nasogastric tube.?

Differences between gastrostomy and nasogastric tube.?

Location: The location of the tube tells which one it is. A nasogastric tube is a temporary tube placed through the nose into the stomach. It can be used to remove fluid from the stomach, or used for instilling liquid food. A gastrostomy tube is a surgically placed tube through the abdominal skin into the stomach, usually used for longer term nutritional liquid feeding. ...Read more

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How can I help make my baby comfortable if he has a gastrostomy tube?

How can I help make my baby comfortable if he has a gastrostomy tube?

Venting: Sometimes babies swallow air that they cannot burp. This distends the stomach and makes them uncomfortable. Venting the tube and draining the air will make them more comfortable. It is like "burping" them through the tube. ...Read more

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How do I know if my baby's gastrostomy tube need to be replaced or removed?

How do I know if my baby's gastrostomy tube need to be replaced or removed?

Depends: If your baby is able to eat by mouth and maintain good growth velocity for 2-3 months without needing or using the feeding tube then it most likely can be discontinued. If the tube is needed and it leakes or clogs then it should be replaced some tubes are only good for 3-4 months at a stretch. ...Read more

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When is a gastrostomy tube for neonates used?

When is a gastrostomy tube for neonates used?

Variety of reasons: In newborns a gastrostomy tube is used to feed them if unable to eat due to cleft palate, vocal cord paralysis, or severe refliux with aspiration. Some infants with severe heart disease may not have the energy to feed themselves and need help until their heart defect is repaired and they are stronger. ...Read more

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Gi doctor question - my daughter has a gastrostomy. Any special needs?

Gi doctor question - my daughter has a gastrostomy. Any special needs?

Pretty simple: Taking care of a gastrostomy tube is pretty straight forward. You should be instructed how to clean the skin site. If the tube is to be used for food or medications, you will also be instructed on how to do this. Pay close attention when you are taught how to flush the tube; this helps prevent the tube from getting clogged. ...Read more

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How would I feed my baby through his gastrostomy tube?

Several ways: Babies can be fed by bolus through the tube or by continuous drip. Bolus allows the feeding to go slowly into the stomach over 20-30 minutes. This allows the baby to be paced. Drip means slower smaller volumes going into the stomach continuously and usually uses a pump. ...Read more

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When must I seek help if my baby has a gastrostomy tube?

When must I seek help if my baby has a gastrostomy tube?

Depends: If the tube falls out and you cannot get it back in. If the balloon on the tube is broken then a new tube is required. If the infant does not tolerate gtube feeds and vomits and runs risk of dehydration. ...Read more

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How are gastrostomy tube and nasogastric tube different?

How are gastrostomy tube and nasogastric tube different?

Nose and stomach: Nasogastric tube is a tube inserted through the nose and place the tip in the stomach for feeding purposes
gastric tube is a tube go directly to the stomach through the abdomen bypassing the upper part could be inserted by a scope without surgery or general anesthesia ...Read more

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How do you administer or start a gastrostomy tube feeding?

How do you administer or start a gastrostomy tube feeding?

Instructions: You should be supplied proper information from your surgeon, nurse, or hospital dietician. There are many types of feedings available & need to be tailored to the person's needs. Not complicated, but need the proper training & instructions to be done correctly. ...Read more

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What problems can happen when my baby has a gastrostomy tube in place?

What problems can happen when my baby has a gastrostomy tube in place?

Falling out/blockage: The common problems related to a g-tube include: site care - sometimes the gastric juices cause chronic irritation around the site requiring regular skin care ; obstruction, be sure to follow instructions for flushing after use; falling out, if the g tube anchor deflates and the tube falls out it needs to be re-inserted soon or the hole will begin to close. ...Read more

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What are the differences between gastrostomy tube and nasogastric tube?

What are the differences between gastrostomy tube and nasogastric tube?

Gastrostomy: A gastrostomy tube is a tube inserted through the skin into the stomach, used for long term feeding in patients who cannot swallow. A nasogastric tube is a tube inserted through the nostrils into the stomach. It is a short term catheter which can be used for feeding, but it must be removed or it will cause erosion of the mucosa in the nose. ...Read more

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How does a mom care for the skin around baby's gastrostomy tube?

Easy: Keep it clean with soap and water. Use whatever type of baby wash you would normally use. Sometimes a crust developes this can be wiped gently with warm water several times a day. This is common when the tube is new. After several months the tube site will become lines with skin (epithelium) and be much easier to care for. ...Read more

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Can a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (peg tube) cause any breathng or coughing symptoms?

Can a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (peg tube) cause any breathng or coughing symptoms?

It should not: The peg tube should be placed in the stomach and should not cause respiratoyr symptoms. The placement of the tube can be checked to insure that it is in good postion in the stomach and an chest xray can insure that there is no pneumonia. It is important to be sure to avoid overfilling the stomach with food or liquid from the tube as this could lead to vomiting and possible aspiration. ...Read more

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When must I call the doctor if my baby has a gastrostomy tube?

When must I call the doctor if my baby has a gastrostomy tube?

If tube falls out,: If there is severe skin excoriation or infection at the tube site, or if there is appreciable bleeding. ...Read more

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When administrating medication through an ng tube or gastrostomy tube, how many mls of saline is used to flush for pediatric patients?

When administrating medication through an ng tube or gastrostomy tube, how many mls of saline is used to flush for pediatric patients?

Depends on med: Five to ten mL is a general amount of saline flush in larger children, depending on the viscosity of the medication being delivered through the tube. Infants and very small children may require less. ...Read more

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Slightly raised esr at 14, neutrophil count 8.3 and ast at 107. Hb normal 119 Gastric bleeds, gastrostomy, pain stomach. Only 4yrs old. Low iga level?

Slightly raised esr at 14, neutrophil count 8.3 and ast at 107. Hb normal 119 Gastric bleeds, gastrostomy, pain stomach. Only 4yrs old. Low iga level?

Sketchy picture: Wish your child all wellness, what you provided isn't the full picture, the treating doctor (s) would help you better with a provisional diagnosis and later a final diagnosis and treatment, good luck ...Read more

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How to do sex?

How to do sex?

??: Need to be more specific however with the right person nature will take over and remember to protect yourself from stds. ...Read more

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