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Aug 20, 2008
shay8666
respnse to jedd's mom
YES! it looks just like that.. and no they are not expecting me to replace it yet, they just gave me an extra in a box I guess for incase?
Aug 20, 2008
jedd'smommy
Jessica, Mommy to Jedd, severe reflux, severe food and oral aversions, Finally G tube free!!! VSD repair 4-24-07 (open heart surgery), hypospadias, repaired 3 times and Ear tubes Visit Jedd at his CB site: www.caringbridge.org/visit/jedd
Yep. Hang on to it. They should have you change it in front of the nurse at a follow up appt. Glad you got a straight insertion it makes it soo much eaiser to deal with than the long tube. The long tube gets int he way I have been told..LOL

With us, I actually ahd to watch the nurse do it and then go back and cahnge it in front of her. To which she responded "I don't think you needed me here to do that did you??" I said NOPE I coudl have done it at home.

If you google you tube videos and g tube changes you will find parents how have uploaded videos of tube changes. There are a few on P2P how have them uploaded to the site for us to see. BTW we ahve a video of a 5 year old changing his onw tube. Once he got old enough he would NOT let anyone else do it...LOL

After you do it once, it's a piece of cake I promise. It sounds much scarier than it actullay is.
Check with your
doctor first!