Just tried to flush my feeding tube for the 1st time. It has been in since Wednesday last week. So far other than losing control of my life, this is the only thing that scares me.
It still has the bandages on it from surgery and I have asked everyone, being the Ro nurse, the MO nurse and the Rns where i get my amiphostine infusion, how and what I need to do to take care of it. Go back to the Gen Surgeon Friday and I am sure he will take the bandages off and maybe the stitches. Everyone told me to sit up and use the syringe like a funnel and let the water flow in via gravity. It did not work. I don't want to seem like a child, but I don't like this thing. I guess it is just something new and I gotta get used to it. I know I can put the plunger in and push the water in and everything will probably be fine, I guess I just need some reassurance and advice from some of you pros to calm me down about something that deep down I know is good for me. Please give me a little help if you can.