Jun 03, 2010 - 9:35 am
Hi-I need info on peg tube. Husband has end stage laryngeal cancer and down the road will probably need peg tube when he can't swallow anymore. I need to stay 3 steps ahead of everything. What kind of Dr. puts the tube in? Is it an out patient procedure? How do you take pain medication through the tube? Also how do you take all the other meds, such as the ones for high blood pressure and cholesterol, acid reflux, constipation? Are there liquid forms for all of these? Which is a better way to feed, gravity feed or syringe? Please give me all the info you have. I want to be prepared before the day comes. Everyone here on the site seems to have a lot of insight because they have experienced this. I would rather hear this from anyone here than our lame Dr. Thank you.