11-29-2017, 08:19 PM   #1
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Cleaning my NG tube

I am wondering if anyone has some good instructions for cleaning Jae's NG tube? She takes it out most mornings and replaces it each evening. She has had it going for 2 weeks now and it is started to get stinky in spite of washing it in warm soapy water and flushing it with clean water. Anyone?
J's story: http://apathnotchosen.blogspot.com
*J, 18, Crohn's diagnosis 1-2013 (age13), intermittent NG feedings nightly.
Osteoporosis/osteopenia, Scoliosis, EDS, Asthma, Epilepsy, Hla B-27 positive, gluten intolerant, thrombophlebitis, c.diff, depression, anxiety, postural tachycardia/POTS and multiple food allergies.
11-29-2017, 09:24 PM   #2
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We were given a new NG tube for every week. Ask your GI to prescribe more, your DME will supply them. We were told if you are removing it daily, usually insurance will cover a new one every week.

We did the same thing as you did - washed with warm water and soap after pulling it out.
Mom of M (20)
diagnosed with Crohn's Disease at 16
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis at 12
Juvenile Ankylosing Spondylitis at 16

Mom of S (23)
dx with JIA at 14
Ankylosing Spondylitis at 18

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