Mar 31, 2013 - 10:09 am
Happy Easter to all !
I have been holding out on using my PEG tube, but the time has come to where I think it is time to use it in combination with feeding by mouth.
I am able to get food down if I take some medicine prior to eating but the taste/pain is so crappy after a few bites that I tend to give up on it.
I have lost 8 lbs. over the last 10 days which is not good since I still have 15 more rad and 3 more chemo treatments to go. ( 3 weeks)
I suppose I should not be a cry baby and continue to eat what solid food I can regardless of taste and pain and just be glad I can get them down at all. I am on the fence with this. Maybe I will try a combo. ???
Anyway, I had a question or two for those using the PEG (or have used).
How fast to feed yourself ? I clear my tube each morning by injecting about 60 cc of water and I just push it right in, no hesitation. Do I handle the Ensure, etc; the same way ?
Just press the stopper down and shoot it in ?
Does it matter if it is hot or cold ?
I would appreciate any tips !