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Tube-fed Growing Baby

Our 13-month old son Thomas had heart surgery and now has a severe oral aversion. He has a feeding tube while he is learning to eat by mouth again. Our problem is that Thomas is getting more active and sitting up in bed, etc. We have the tube from the extension taped and tucked under a roll of blanket with just enough room to roll a little bit from one side to the other. How do most parents deal with the extension and tubing in bed? Tape it to the child’s leg? Put in his/her pajamas?

—Kevin & Sherrie Fischer
KSTFischer@gmail.com

Our first recommendation would be to contact one or more of the following Oley Ambassadors. They have children and should be able to talk to you about their experiences.

We also have information at the Oley Foundation about some specialized clothing, belts, straps or clamps that might be helpful. Call Cathy at the Oley Office for further information.

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Our apologies for a typographical error in the September/October “TubeTalk.” Diane Owens is of Irish descent, in addition to being a decent (really great) person.

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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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