New Feeding Tube
Posted 06 December 2008 - 01:15 PM
So glad to hear that you are doing OK. I am glad they sedated you.
Take care, Everyone.
Posted 06 December 2008 - 02:19 PM
I so hope that this works for you!
Posted 06 December 2008 - 02:39 PM
Of Course Happy times ahead!! Everyday is a challenge, but! it's a day of wonder, family, friends, and the beauty of nature!!!
Posted 06 December 2008 - 03:53 PM
Posted 07 December 2008 - 04:18 AM
Posted 07 December 2008 - 05:07 PM
Just hope they can make it easier for you, my friend.
Posted 07 December 2008 - 07:02 PM
So glad you are back from the ordeal you had to endure and back to your old self.
With gentle thoughts,
Posted 10 December 2008 - 07:31 AM
I'm glad you have your new feeding tube and are back home recovering now. How often, in general, do feeding tubes need to be replaced?
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Posted 10 December 2008 - 09:29 PM
Well I am glad you were sedated after all! But sorry it was such an ordeal getting you to that point. Don't you just love that wonderful deep sleep? After my laporoscopy for endometriosis, I was so mad that they woke me up and made me go home!
Love and hugs to you,
Posted 11 December 2008 - 04:30 AM
Feeding tubes last roughly 12-- 18 months -- mine was almost 2 years old. I guess it's my fault for not complaining that it was getting more difficult to use and since they hate my veins, they try and leave it as long as possible!
I may inquire at my next rheumatology appointment (19th December) about a port. If my tube needs to be changed more regularly then this may be an answer! Although by what the doctor said, it's only a last resort and unnecessary if I'm not on regular medication, so I don't know what to think actually?
Sometimes I think the probing for veins bit is worse than the actual procedure. It took over an hour, several different people and finally a sonographer to get my cannula in, surely the expense of a port would be far cheaper than the services of many staff for little old me!
Best wishes as always.