so my wife just had a G-tube put in about 3 weeks ago. they have her on formula and thats it, we have the vita blend and the dr’s have said we can start trying things. but i don’t know what to try. she has gained only 5 lbs in the time she has had the tube, which puts her at 93 lbs. but were looking for a faster way and one that helps also balance a growing sugar issue. and the reason she has this tube is caws she has difficulty swallowing. i need to get her weight up for her current health and then to have the corrective surgery to fix this swallowing problem. any input would be great.[/quote]
A gain of 5 pounds from a starting weight of 88 pounds is very significant. I can understand your concern, but that’s a considerable weight gain in 3 weeks. Although I think formulas don’t differ much really in their carb content or that some care blend in an enteral feeding formula is special at controlling blood sugar, NEPRO (made by Abbott) has “Carb Steady” and can be used for diabetics and renal patients and ha a relatively high protein amount per ml.
Is this steady feeding or bolus feeding? [/quote]
You are the best.
he totally is[/quote]
Too bad we all live so far from one another.