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Mother Thankful for Tube Feeding Option
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Our daughter Cassandra, who is currently five years old, is on enteral feedings. Cassie was born premature, at 28 weeks gestation, and weighed 2 lbs. 12.5 ozs. She had numerous prematurity related illnesses which caused her to have cerebral palsy. Because of this, she had G.E. reflux which aided in her “failure to thrive.”

 

Pretty much since birth we have had on-going medical problems to deal with, but thanks to her G-tube, we no longer have to worry about her starving to death. She takes Pediasure, water and juice (plus medicines) via her tube and it is the main reason she is still alive today.

 

Cassandra still has some problems with bloating, gas, gagging and wretching, but she’s doing excellent compared to what we went through in the beginning of her life. Thanks to some information and tapes from the Oley Foundation, we feel we made the right choice for our child. 

 

—Georgia Wenger & Family
3609 S. Shore Dr., Delavan, WI 53115 or (414) 728-2542

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2/6/2017 » 2/10/2017
Feeding Tube Awareness Week

2/18/2017 » 2/21/2017
Oley exhibit at A.S.P.E.N.'s Clinical Nutrition Week

5/6/2017
Oley Regional Conference

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.

 

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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