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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?
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.