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Feeding tubes!!!!

pasgirl
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Joined: Jun 2009

Hello all! I would appreciate any advice you may have on this. My dad has stage 4 colon cancer. He has a g tube but is on tpn because his stomach is draining so badly. The doctor wants him off of the tpn due to his jaundice so he has given him the option of having a j tube or a "jet" tube. I have googled and racked my brain but can not find a thing on this! He said that the j tube has a huge success rate and the jet tube has 85%.

Apparently the jet is still located where the g tube is but they will put a longer tube down to his small intestine and leave a Y on the outside if he needs to drain while being fed. My question is if anyone has had either procedure done or has any words of advice or wisdom I would be forever grateful to you for sharing with me!

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Lisa
(pasgirl)

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