Aug 18, 2009 - 4:23 pm
Due to my inability to eat or drink anything, I've been living on IV fluids and am getting a g-tube inserted tomorrow. In the past two weeks alone I've lost 10 lbs. I'm worried about losing weight even with the g-tube... I've heard of people on liquid diets and/or Ensure continuing to lose weight. Too much more weight loss will be dangerous for me... if I lose even 10 more pounds I'll be at 95 lbs. Have any of you had g-tubes and managed to maintain weight? Is it just a matter of having enough calories, or does it have to do with the nutrition/fat/protein in the food as well? Of course I have an appointment with a dietitian but I wanted some insight from those who have been there, done that.