Yes, Gus had a G-J tube for a while (because of the stricture at is duodenum). He actually has a duodenal bypass between his stomach and his ileum, so when he needed the G-J tube, they just inserted it directly through the bypass and into the small bowel.
The G-J just replaces the G-tube, but it has two lines. One goes into the stomach and one goes into the intestines (usually through the duodenum). So, it shouldn't be an addition, per-se.
Neither the G-tube nor the G-J gave Gus any trouble. They work(ed) equally well.
I wish you and Grace the best of luck!
How's Gus and his treatment going?
Grace's stomach is working a bit better.
So for know we shouldn't need the gj tube. Thank God.
Her nausea is worse and there's more drainage around the tube. I'll have to keep an eye on it.
Of course Grace is going through all this and I come out to see Grace trying to insert the bag connector into the g-tube itself.:facepalm:
She broke the button and it had to be replaced.:yfrown:
Not fun to that when your in a flare.
Spooky1, Grace knows how ya feel.:ymad: