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Are you ready for winter?

Last year we learnt that winter can be an interesting time when you have additional medical needs to contend with.  Our winter period started in November and continued until April and consisted of chest infections, tummy bugs, PEG site infections and various hospital admissions.  It was a bit of a non-stop rollercoaster. This year we're approaching 'winter' with a touch of trepidation!  However, we're fattening up our little dude (literally) and I have experience and plans in place which will hopefully see us through.  Here are some of the things that we're doing, which I thought I would share in case they were helpful for anyone else feeling nervous about the months ahead. 1.  If you are a carer then...

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Bag adaptation service

One of our favourite aspects of TubieeGo is our bag adaptation service (previously known as our bespoke service). Giving people complete choice in what their feed bag looks like has been really rewarding. Here are suggestions on what makes a great tube feeding bag for children or adults and some examples of the adaptations we've done.

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Help with Nasogastric Tube Feeding and NG Tubes

In this blog post, we discuss issues you may encounter whilst nasogastric tube feeding and some potential solutions. Nasogastric tube feeding is where a feeding tube goes down through your nose and into your stomach. NG tubes can be really uncomfortable to insert and awkward to live with but a lifeline nonetheless.

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Products that make tube-feeding easier - with a LOT of links!

Getting used to tube-feeding can be overwhelming.  It's very clinical, involves a lot of kit and it doesn't gel easily with 'normal life'.  As time passes however, you find things that work and problem solve your way through all manner of challenges.  One year in, here is my list of top products to make your life that little easier..... TUBE CARE AND ADAPTED CLOTHING Tubie Pads These have proven useful for protecting the skin around the peg and button site from leaking fluid, and also for preventing irritation from the tube moving around which has greatly decreased the amount of overgranulation we get.  I really like the ones sold by G Tube Pads UK.  They come with a cotton or...

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