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  •  yep, at a school I visited recently (1+ / 0-)
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    there were many children who have feeding tubes because of medical conditions. There was also a lot of laughter, smiles, and playing.
    That said, I know that rough insertion and poor understanding of how to increase comfort with these can lead to some pretty wretched results. The "food" that goes down 'em isn't so nice either! (Hubby used to be a nurse's aide and showed me the daily "steak in a sack" as they used to call it--the regular menu du jour only pureed. Ugh. Luckily, when you're tube fed you can't taste it.)

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    by expatyank on Mon May 11, 2009 at 11:28:37 AM PDT

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