Sep 15, 2012 - 11:55 am
Anyone have any experience with getting through TSA at the airport when you have a PEG tube?
I will be traveling in the next 5 weeks to visit elder daughter in Orlando and will need to know what I'll need when I go through security. TSA's web site does not provide any direction.
I saw a story on Drudge about an elderly woman who wound up virtually strip searched because the scanner picked up the PEG tube. Not that I'm shy, but who needs to see a scrawny, hairy belly with 20" of tube sticking out of it?
Will I need something from my doctor?
How about traveling with supplies?
I've had experience with airlines losing luggage and now take precautions, bringing as carry on those items considered to be critical such as medications. I usually carry a change of clothes, plus toiletries. Now I'll need to bring nutrition supplement items as well as stoma care items.
I have to say that bottles of Ensure and Boost will not be allowed through. What about cans of Jevity?
So far TSA has been no help. I'm thinking of going to the airport to talk to a TSA supervisor to find out what I'll need.
Any help is greatly appreciated