Despite My Initial Fears, I Now Praise the Feeding Tube

Despite My Initial Fears, I Now Praise the Feeding Tube

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Despite My Initial Fears, I Now Praise the Feeding Tube

Last June, my 2-year-old son, Alfie, had his first surgery to place a feeding tube. It has now been a year since the percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube replaced the nasogastric (NG) tube that previously passed down his nostril and throat. Alfie first had an NG tube for the first 23 days of his life. He was only 3 pounds, 8 ounces (1.6 kg) when he was born, so this feeding tube helped him grow big…

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