Hello! Happy last day of Feeding Tube Awareness Week! We are finishing off this week with three lovely tubie ladies who have shared amazing insights into their lives as humans with feeding tubes! Let’s not waste any time, welcome Miss Millie! You can find her on Instagram @thegirlwhocanteat where she shares more of her adventure!
Q: What diagnosis led to you needing a feeding tube?
Q: How long have you been on tube feeds?
A: Around 5 years in total, I had to be on TPN for 2 years and even though at times it is a struggle with pain from the J feeds, I would much rather be a little more uncomfortable than to have to worry about infection constantly.
Q: What type of tube do you have?
A: I have a straight J-tube and also a G-tube that allows me to decompress air, etc.
Q: What would you love to share with someone new to tube feeding?
A: That no matter how hard things may be, remember the importance of your feeding-tube, being different isn’t bad. Continue reading “Feeding Tube Awareness Week Features-Mellie+Allie+Kate”
I’ve been working to put together a guide to Tubie Pads! After years of feeling lost in the Tubie Pad world, I finally decided to jump in and bring you along with me! I’ve gathered pads from several makers. I’ll be sharing several things about each maker’s Tubie Pads over the next few weeks:
- My personal thoughts on the maker’s Tubie Pads.
- A bit of each maker’s story.
- The materials they use and special features that sets each of them apart to help you find the right fit for you.
- Lots of photos to hopefully help you get a full picture of what you are purchasing (on a human, front, back, etc.)
- Price and where to find the Tubie Pads.
- Lots of other nuggets of info depending on what each maker chooses to share!
This week’s feature is on Dana from Turkey Tot Customs! She is based in sunny Florida! I have talked so much with this sweet gal, and she is a pure joy! When I reached out to her about this project, she was so excited, immediately asked what I loved, then made an absolutely perfect set for me! I told her “florals, vintage patterns (gingham, stripes, etc.) and humorous novelty prints.” I’d say she nailed it! Look how cute! Continue reading “Tubie Pad Feature : Turkey Tot Customs”