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Hondo
Hondo Member Posts: 6,636 Member
Wow I did not know I could eat so much and so many things through the Peg Tube. I think I am becoming a little pig because I want to keep trying new things. Had my Wife caregiver talk to Denny’s wife and got a lot of ideas. Tonight I had Coffee and biscuits with Avocado all blinded up and down the tube, oh that was soon good. I am taking right at 2000 calorie a day as that is about all I can get in me in 24hours, as time goes on hoping to get 2500 to 3000 a day and get a little meat on these old bones.

146lbs tonight looking for 185lbs in a few months

Thanks
Hondo

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  • Skiffin16
    Skiffin16 Member Posts: 8,305 Member
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    What Do You Feed a PEG....
    LOL, glad things are working for you....

    I hear Denny's wife is an awesome cook. Nice lady and couple, my wife and I met them last year and had lunch at the beach...

    Just so that Kent knows, I have used something similar to a PEG tube. But that was many years ago in the Marines, LOL...and a lot beer and a funnel was involved.

    JG
  • Hondo
    Hondo Member Posts: 6,636 Member
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    Skiffin16 said:

    What Do You Feed a PEG....
    LOL, glad things are working for you....

    I hear Denny's wife is an awesome cook. Nice lady and couple, my wife and I met them last year and had lunch at the beach...

    Just so that Kent knows, I have used something similar to a PEG tube. But that was many years ago in the Marines, LOL...and a lot beer and a funnel was involved.

    JG

    Hi John

    In my expressions I posted a few pictures just to give you an idea of how small I got. You remember me 3 years ago I am nothing like that now, but sure hoping that I can now start putting it back on again.

    Beer, Funnel, you, things that go bump in the night

    Thanks
    Hondo
  • CivilMatt
    CivilMatt Member Posts: 4,723 Member
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    Put it in the PEG
    Hi Hondo,

    Glad to hear (and see) you got a good PEG. Why not bypass the mouth and fill up. I found it great for smashing up pills I could not swallow. I am a little bit jealousy, your PEG is nicely centered and mine was off to the side.

    Keep funneling,

    Matt

    My wife wants to know, how’s Harley feeling?
  • nick770
    nick770 Member Posts: 195
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    That's a gReat amount of
    That's a gReat amount of calories how many times are you feeding daily, how long does each one take? I've only been tubing for 3 weeks but i struggle with the time it take and getting enough calories
  • Kent Cass
    Kent Cass Member Posts: 1,898 Member
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    PEG paradise
    Sounds like all is well with your PEG experience, Tim. I must admit to only putting Jevity and water into mine, but that was before I knew about the CSN site and info about alternatives. Know I was prescribed 2100 calories, but rarely got that many. Used the most concentrated Jevity, which had the most calories, so only needed 4/day to get the prescribed amount. Hope and Pray it works for you, Tim- to get some meat on them old bones! God bless.

    Believe

    kcass
  • phrannie51
    phrannie51 Member Posts: 4,716
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    And who's little piggy are you????? :)
    Sounds to me like getting this PEG is better than Christmas, Hondo!! Getting all this nutricious food into is going to add some spunk in your life. You sound so HAPPY!!

    So many times in life....the worst possible thing (the aspiration, the hospitalization, etc) turn out to be the god-send we were looking for. This is wonderful!

    p
  • Hondo
    Hondo Member Posts: 6,636 Member
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    Mexican Food last night
    As you all know I love Avocado’s if fact on my land in Honduras I have 6 Avocado trees and my brother who lives next door has 66 trees on his land. Well last night my wife made Quesada’s for herself with some Avocado on it, I was OK at first because I had my stuff. But all of a sudden she looked and said I bet I can blend a Quesada and Avocado up enough to put down the tube. You know me I sad “Go for it dear” and sure enough she comes back with some baby food looking stuff that went down the tube just find and the good part was I could taste it in my mouth. All I could think was the Campbell’s soup thing em em good. She uses a Montel Health Master Elite blender and it will make baby food out of anything you put in it. I can’t wait to see what’s for tonight.

    I normally use the Jevity or other can stuff during the day and at work because it is so easy to do, take it out and pore it down the tube and I can get a lot of fiber and protein that way. I like the Carnation Breakfast because it has 560 Calories per 8oz and the Boost Plus that has 360 Calories per 8oz. I can get almost 1,500 Calories just by taking a few cans a day. I am up to taking almost 18oz at each feeding, not sure how much my stomach can hold at one time and I don’t want to overfill it. I do feed 5 to 6 times a day, I guess that is OK, sometimes I walk up at night about 3am hungry like a little dog and find myself eating; So hopping to start putting on some weight soon.

    I go next week to start the DPNS Deep Pharyngeal Nerve Stimulation in hope to be able to swallow again so please keep me in your prayer my friends.

    God bless and be with you all
    Tim Hondo
  • phrannie51
    phrannie51 Member Posts: 4,716
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    Hondo said:

    Mexican Food last night
    As you all know I love Avocado’s if fact on my land in Honduras I have 6 Avocado trees and my brother who lives next door has 66 trees on his land. Well last night my wife made Quesada’s for herself with some Avocado on it, I was OK at first because I had my stuff. But all of a sudden she looked and said I bet I can blend a Quesada and Avocado up enough to put down the tube. You know me I sad “Go for it dear” and sure enough she comes back with some baby food looking stuff that went down the tube just find and the good part was I could taste it in my mouth. All I could think was the Campbell’s soup thing em em good. She uses a Montel Health Master Elite blender and it will make baby food out of anything you put in it. I can’t wait to see what’s for tonight.

    I normally use the Jevity or other can stuff during the day and at work because it is so easy to do, take it out and pore it down the tube and I can get a lot of fiber and protein that way. I like the Carnation Breakfast because it has 560 Calories per 8oz and the Boost Plus that has 360 Calories per 8oz. I can get almost 1,500 Calories just by taking a few cans a day. I am up to taking almost 18oz at each feeding, not sure how much my stomach can hold at one time and I don’t want to overfill it. I do feed 5 to 6 times a day, I guess that is OK, sometimes I walk up at night about 3am hungry like a little dog and find myself eating; So hopping to start putting on some weight soon.

    I go next week to start the DPNS Deep Pharyngeal Nerve Stimulation in hope to be able to swallow again so please keep me in your prayer my friends.

    God bless and be with you all
    Tim Hondo

    You Hondo....are tucked deep in my prayers....
    I SO wish this stimulation will work for you...and the next time it's Mexican food, you'll be eating and swallowing it...

    p
  • wild willy
    wild willy Member Posts: 63 Member
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    Hondo said:

    Mexican Food last night
    As you all know I love Avocado’s if fact on my land in Honduras I have 6 Avocado trees and my brother who lives next door has 66 trees on his land. Well last night my wife made Quesada’s for herself with some Avocado on it, I was OK at first because I had my stuff. But all of a sudden she looked and said I bet I can blend a Quesada and Avocado up enough to put down the tube. You know me I sad “Go for it dear” and sure enough she comes back with some baby food looking stuff that went down the tube just find and the good part was I could taste it in my mouth. All I could think was the Campbell’s soup thing em em good. She uses a Montel Health Master Elite blender and it will make baby food out of anything you put in it. I can’t wait to see what’s for tonight.

    I normally use the Jevity or other can stuff during the day and at work because it is so easy to do, take it out and pore it down the tube and I can get a lot of fiber and protein that way. I like the Carnation Breakfast because it has 560 Calories per 8oz and the Boost Plus that has 360 Calories per 8oz. I can get almost 1,500 Calories just by taking a few cans a day. I am up to taking almost 18oz at each feeding, not sure how much my stomach can hold at one time and I don’t want to overfill it. I do feed 5 to 6 times a day, I guess that is OK, sometimes I walk up at night about 3am hungry like a little dog and find myself eating; So hopping to start putting on some weight soon.

    I go next week to start the DPNS Deep Pharyngeal Nerve Stimulation in hope to be able to swallow again so please keep me in your prayer my friends.

    God bless and be with you all
    Tim Hondo

    prayers
    all my prayers are with you on this nerve stimulation. hope it will wake things up. the PEG is a wonderful thing or it was for me.when i did start eating for some reason mexican food went down a lot easier. bill
  • Elizabeth 1978
    Elizabeth 1978 Member Posts: 20
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    Hondo said:

    Mexican Food last night
    As you all know I love Avocado’s if fact on my land in Honduras I have 6 Avocado trees and my brother who lives next door has 66 trees on his land. Well last night my wife made Quesada’s for herself with some Avocado on it, I was OK at first because I had my stuff. But all of a sudden she looked and said I bet I can blend a Quesada and Avocado up enough to put down the tube. You know me I sad “Go for it dear” and sure enough she comes back with some baby food looking stuff that went down the tube just find and the good part was I could taste it in my mouth. All I could think was the Campbell’s soup thing em em good. She uses a Montel Health Master Elite blender and it will make baby food out of anything you put in it. I can’t wait to see what’s for tonight.

    I normally use the Jevity or other can stuff during the day and at work because it is so easy to do, take it out and pore it down the tube and I can get a lot of fiber and protein that way. I like the Carnation Breakfast because it has 560 Calories per 8oz and the Boost Plus that has 360 Calories per 8oz. I can get almost 1,500 Calories just by taking a few cans a day. I am up to taking almost 18oz at each feeding, not sure how much my stomach can hold at one time and I don’t want to overfill it. I do feed 5 to 6 times a day, I guess that is OK, sometimes I walk up at night about 3am hungry like a little dog and find myself eating; So hopping to start putting on some weight soon.

    I go next week to start the DPNS Deep Pharyngeal Nerve Stimulation in hope to be able to swallow again so please keep me in your prayer my friends.

    God bless and be with you all
    Tim Hondo

    Hi Tim
    My name is Elizabeth


    Hi Tim
    My name is Elizabeth and I been searching what things to feed through a peg when I came across ur posting here,am not a cancer patient but my husband is, he just come home from hospital after 3 weeks of been in the hospital, he has been home for 16 days, we thought by now he would be eating or swallowing but unfortunately it's not the case. He was given released papers from the hospital with the condition that he needed to have a peg n after watching him gone thru all the pain n surgeries so far let me tell you I was scare. Everyone tells us that with time he will swallow n that the he will be able to control his saliva. I wanted to know what is DPNS.
  • Elizabeth 1978
    Elizabeth 1978 Member Posts: 20
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    Hondo said:

    Mexican Food last night
    As you all know I love Avocado’s if fact on my land in Honduras I have 6 Avocado trees and my brother who lives next door has 66 trees on his land. Well last night my wife made Quesada’s for herself with some Avocado on it, I was OK at first because I had my stuff. But all of a sudden she looked and said I bet I can blend a Quesada and Avocado up enough to put down the tube. You know me I sad “Go for it dear” and sure enough she comes back with some baby food looking stuff that went down the tube just find and the good part was I could taste it in my mouth. All I could think was the Campbell’s soup thing em em good. She uses a Montel Health Master Elite blender and it will make baby food out of anything you put in it. I can’t wait to see what’s for tonight.

    I normally use the Jevity or other can stuff during the day and at work because it is so easy to do, take it out and pore it down the tube and I can get a lot of fiber and protein that way. I like the Carnation Breakfast because it has 560 Calories per 8oz and the Boost Plus that has 360 Calories per 8oz. I can get almost 1,500 Calories just by taking a few cans a day. I am up to taking almost 18oz at each feeding, not sure how much my stomach can hold at one time and I don’t want to overfill it. I do feed 5 to 6 times a day, I guess that is OK, sometimes I walk up at night about 3am hungry like a little dog and find myself eating; So hopping to start putting on some weight soon.

    I go next week to start the DPNS Deep Pharyngeal Nerve Stimulation in hope to be able to swallow again so please keep me in your prayer my friends.

    God bless and be with you all
    Tim Hondo

    Hi Tim
    My name is Elizabeth


    Hi Tim
    My name is Elizabeth and I been searching what things to feed through a peg when I came across ur posting here,am not a cancer patient but my husband is, he just come home from hospital after 3 weeks of been in the hospital, he has been home for 16 days, we thought by now he would be eating or swallowing but unfortunately it's not the case. He was given released papers from the hospital with the condition that he needed to have a peg n after watching him gone thru all the pain n surgeries so far let me tell you I was scare. Everyone tells us that with time he will swallow n that the he will be able to control his saliva. I wanted to know what is DPNS.
  • Elizabeth 1978
    Elizabeth 1978 Member Posts: 20
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    Hondo said:

    Mexican Food last night
    As you all know I love Avocado’s if fact on my land in Honduras I have 6 Avocado trees and my brother who lives next door has 66 trees on his land. Well last night my wife made Quesada’s for herself with some Avocado on it, I was OK at first because I had my stuff. But all of a sudden she looked and said I bet I can blend a Quesada and Avocado up enough to put down the tube. You know me I sad “Go for it dear” and sure enough she comes back with some baby food looking stuff that went down the tube just find and the good part was I could taste it in my mouth. All I could think was the Campbell’s soup thing em em good. She uses a Montel Health Master Elite blender and it will make baby food out of anything you put in it. I can’t wait to see what’s for tonight.

    I normally use the Jevity or other can stuff during the day and at work because it is so easy to do, take it out and pore it down the tube and I can get a lot of fiber and protein that way. I like the Carnation Breakfast because it has 560 Calories per 8oz and the Boost Plus that has 360 Calories per 8oz. I can get almost 1,500 Calories just by taking a few cans a day. I am up to taking almost 18oz at each feeding, not sure how much my stomach can hold at one time and I don’t want to overfill it. I do feed 5 to 6 times a day, I guess that is OK, sometimes I walk up at night about 3am hungry like a little dog and find myself eating; So hopping to start putting on some weight soon.

    I go next week to start the DPNS Deep Pharyngeal Nerve Stimulation in hope to be able to swallow again so please keep me in your prayer my friends.

    God bless and be with you all
    Tim Hondo

    DPNS

    Hi Tim
    My name is Elizabeth and I been searching what things to feed through a peg when I came across ur posting here,am not a cancer patient but my husband is, he just come home from hospital after 3 weeks of been in the hospital, he has been home for 16 days, we thought by now he would be eating or swallowing but unfortunately it's not the case. He was given released papers from the hospital with the condition that he needed to have a peg n after watching him gone thru all the pain n surgeries so far let me tell you I was scare. Everyone tells us that with time he will swallow n that the he will be able to control his saliva. I wanted to know what is DPNS.
  • Skiffin16
    Skiffin16 Member Posts: 8,305 Member
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    DPNS

    Hi Tim
    My name is Elizabeth and I been searching what things to feed through a peg when I came across ur posting here,am not a cancer patient but my husband is, he just come home from hospital after 3 weeks of been in the hospital, he has been home for 16 days, we thought by now he would be eating or swallowing but unfortunately it's not the case. He was given released papers from the hospital with the condition that he needed to have a peg n after watching him gone thru all the pain n surgeries so far let me tell you I was scare. Everyone tells us that with time he will swallow n that the he will be able to control his saliva. I wanted to know what is DPNS.

    PEG Tube Food
    Welcome Elizabeth....

    You can find tons of good info, including PEG Tube Food on the SuperThread;


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    Lucy's Real Food for the Tube


    Best,
    John
  • Greend
    Greend Member Posts: 678
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    Hondo said:

    Mexican Food last night
    As you all know I love Avocado’s if fact on my land in Honduras I have 6 Avocado trees and my brother who lives next door has 66 trees on his land. Well last night my wife made Quesada’s for herself with some Avocado on it, I was OK at first because I had my stuff. But all of a sudden she looked and said I bet I can blend a Quesada and Avocado up enough to put down the tube. You know me I sad “Go for it dear” and sure enough she comes back with some baby food looking stuff that went down the tube just find and the good part was I could taste it in my mouth. All I could think was the Campbell’s soup thing em em good. She uses a Montel Health Master Elite blender and it will make baby food out of anything you put in it. I can’t wait to see what’s for tonight.

    I normally use the Jevity or other can stuff during the day and at work because it is so easy to do, take it out and pore it down the tube and I can get a lot of fiber and protein that way. I like the Carnation Breakfast because it has 560 Calories per 8oz and the Boost Plus that has 360 Calories per 8oz. I can get almost 1,500 Calories just by taking a few cans a day. I am up to taking almost 18oz at each feeding, not sure how much my stomach can hold at one time and I don’t want to overfill it. I do feed 5 to 6 times a day, I guess that is OK, sometimes I walk up at night about 3am hungry like a little dog and find myself eating; So hopping to start putting on some weight soon.

    I go next week to start the DPNS Deep Pharyngeal Nerve Stimulation in hope to be able to swallow again so please keep me in your prayer my friends.

    God bless and be with you all
    Tim Hondo

    Mex food
    Glad you got your avacado. When we are in Mexico I love pumping avacado, mango and papaya topped with ripe bananas through my tube. That coupled with the weather always makes me feel healthier. You are doing great.

    Denny