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Brownstown mother with ill child helps others with tube-fed children

Thursday, July 19, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Guidi
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By: Sue Suchyta

The News Herald, 7/17/18

 

Because people fear what they don’t understand, especially the invisible illnesses tube-fed children and their families face, Alexis Wyatt, 31, of Brownstown Twp., has formed Angels for Alexander to help them.

 

Wyatt, whose son, Alexander, 20 months, has been without a diagnose since he was two weeks old, when he was unable to keep down formula fed by mouth. His nutritional challenges led to the use of a feeding tube. He has trouble regulating his body temperature and blood glucose, and has decreased muscle tone and developmental delays due to the difficulty of providing him with enough nutrients.

 

While doctors have identified underlying conditions that impact his health, they do not know why his body reacts as it does to food.

 

The goal of Angels for Alexander is to supply care packages for the families of newly diagnosed gastrostomy tube-fed pediatric patients. The packages will include a special backpack, “tubie” pads or G-tube belts, and a stuffed animal to provide comfort while the child and family are adjusting to the new means of feeding.

 

Click here to read more about Alexander's story.


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