Thursday, August 25, 2005

G-tube feedings, revisited

I wrote some time ago on the details of performing Little Quinn's G-tube feedings. This process has been aided recently by our acquisition of an electric pump which takes the bulk of the work out of it and frees us up to do other things while Little Quinn is eating.

Here is a Flickr photoset where I perform one of his feedings from last night, using the pump. The prep work is mostly the same, as is the completion; the main change is that we no longer hold him and pour the milk/formula into his belly by hand, little by little.

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