When kids have medical problems that prevent them from taking in adequate nutrition by mouth, they may get a gastrostomy tube, or G-tube. A G-tube is a tube that's inserted through the abdomen to deliver nutrition directly into the stomach.
Here, three parents share their tips and experiences on caring for children with G-tubes.
|Resources for Nurses and Families This Web site has links to private, educational, and government sites that have information for children and families dealing with home care.|
|Gastrostomy Tube (G-Tube) Some kids have medical problems that prevent them from being able to take adequate nutrition by mouth. A gastrostomy tube (also called a G-tube) is a tube inserted through the abdomen that delivers nutrition directly to the stomach.|
|Managing Home Health Care When kids need intensive health care after they're discharged from the hospital, it's important that family and caregivers learn about the devices, equipment, and support they'll need.|
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