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Necessity Is the Mother of Invention

I have been on a feeding tube since June 2011, after cancer surgery, chemo, and radiation left me unable to swallow. I had a nose tube, then a J-tube, and now a G-tube that has to be replaced every three months.

At first, I struggled with the stomach feeding tube when I was not using it to get nourishment. The medical advice given to me was to tape it to my skin. This irritated my skin and didn’t hold well. I needed to find a better way. I researched alternatives. When I couldn’t find anything to help me, my determination led me to create a feeding tube holder and feeding tube clamps.

The tube holder is shown in the upper left,

and the clamp in the center of the photo.

Both are simple, functional, and easy to use. For over two years now, I have been wearing the holder and making improvements to it. It holds the feeding tube up and keeps it away from my waist. I use the clamp when I need to close off the tubing while I am taking nourishment. The clamp is gentle on tubing.

After four surgeries and many doctors and nurses telling me they have patients who could benefit from the holder, I am making them available for purchase. I want to share with others who need a feeding tube to stay alive. The holders and clamps are available at www.easyfeedingtube.com.

—William Langford
Okeechobee, Florida

LifelineLetter, September/October 2014

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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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