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Declogging a Tube
In response to a question on the Oley online chat forum (www.inspire.com/groups/oley-foundation) about what to do with a clogged tube, one mother contributed the following tip:
My daughter was prescribed a combination of one capsule of pancrealipase combined with 1 tablet of sodium bicarb dissolved in 10cc of water and instilled into the tube. You draw back whatever you can and put in as much of the enzyme/bicarb solution as you can and let it sit. Flush with as much water as you will tolerate before your next feed, and it should clear. This is particularly effective for unclogging GJ-tubes.
My daughter is 3 1/2 and this combination has prevented a G-tube change at least four times in the last year.
other responses, go to the forum discussion titled “Problems with Clogged
J-tube/Button Clogged” posted at