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I wanted to tell others who feed by tube or like me, care for someone who does, about the Lopez Valve. At the end of my husband’s tube we have a Lopez Valve: a dial with the little arrows that allows us to easily open and close access to his tube.

It is so convenient and leaves less mess to clean up — especially when administering medications. In the morning I flush his tube with 50cc water, switch the valve off while I fill the syringe with the first medicine, insert the syringe, turn the switch back on. When that is done, I turn it off again and do another 50cc water, the next meds, and finish with more water, before reconnecting him to the feeding tube.

—Herta Tompkins

ht838@earthlink.net

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Updated in 2015 with a generous grant from Shire, Inc. 

 

This website was updated in 2015 with a generous grant from Shire, Inc. This website is an educational resource. It is not intended to provide medical advice or recommend a course of treatment. You should discuss all issues, ideas, suggestions, etc. with your clinician prior to use. Clinicians in a relevant field have reviewed the medical information; however, the Oley Foundation does not guarantee the accuracy of the information presented, and is not liable if information is incorrect or incomplete. If you have questions please contact Oley staff.
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