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|Mother Thankful for Tube Feeding Option|
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