Is at hand a timescale to how long an infant should be tube feed through the proboscis??
A friend has a child who has to be nasally tube feed. Her child is constantly gagging, and has twice turned blue due to choking... She is trying aimlessly to receive her chiild an operation to have a tube put into her child's stomach, but is not getting any further forward with doctors. Is at hand a timescale to which a child should be fed this way (nasal)?
Answers: I'm not too sure but i have an idea that the tube in the stomach would be better (gastrostomy) if it is going to be a long term piece. This will cause less discomfort for the child, however i dream up they require more care (such as being cleaned etc). I hold seen children who have have gastrostomies put in and it can be quite a big operation and the child can be contained by quite a lot of stomach-ache for the first few days but it is worth it because it is a lot kinder to the child not having that horrid tube contained by their nose. Why do the dr's not agree to her child having the gastrostomy? Do you know what the child's condition/illness is? There may be a object why the child is finding the tube uncomfortable because usually once the nasal tube is in place after they should be fine. Maybe the tube is the wrong size? How old is the child?