Connecting Parents of Children with Tube Feeding Issues
Each year Tube Fed Kids pays a subscription to NING to stay online (it used to be free).
Membership to Tube Fed Kids is FREE and we would like to keep it that way. The subscription each year is $240.00 US dollars. Last year members kindly donated what they could afford towards to cost of the annual subscription which was enough for 18 months. I have just paid for the next year Aug 2012-Aug 2013 by paypal. If you are willing to…
This forum is a way to share experiences about Tube Dependency, Tube Feeding and Tube Weaning. Members of TFK are mainly parents who have been through the Graz method or who have used the principles of child-led, caloric-reduction style of tube weaning. Or they are TFK members who are Health Professionals interested in learning more from families and their experiences.
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The membership of Tube Fed Kids is primarily parents of past and present tube fed children. The forum is solely for the purpose of sharing experiences and supporting other parents during their own tube feeding/weaning journey.
This site is run by parents for parents. Tube Fed Kids is a totally independent parent social networking…Continue
I have read quite a few parents (here and on other forums) saying that they are glad they made the decision to go to G-tube from NG. It is something I am having a very hard time wrapping my mind around. Can anyone talk about the procedure itself and the healing process. If a baby is able to drink just not enough yet, is it better to get the G-tube or try to give her more time before taking that step? What steps did you take before going for the G-tube, including what types of…Continue
Sierra spent her first three weeks of life in the NICU. She had a body cooling procedure where they dropped her body temperature to try to minimize the brain damage she experience due to a lack of oxygen during birth. She was on morphine for the pain and phenobarbital because she had a seizure her first day in response to the trauma of birth. During most of her stay she was intubated and fed through a tube. Eventually all medical intervention was removed besides the ng feeding tube and…Continue