Feeding Tube Care - Part 2 - The Dressing.wmv





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Uploaded on Dec 29, 2011

In this video, I show how I change my tube site dressing. The actual time it take me to do this, is only about 2 minutes, but in this video I explain the process, and so it is a little longer.

This method is by far the best, and not because it is my method, but because I have had a tube 9 years, with bandage changes 1 - 5 times a day, by many different people early on, I feel I have experienced a couple hundred ways of doing this, and for the ease, simplicity and effectiveness of my method, it can't be beat.

I know some greedy jerk will see this and try to patent it and make a kit to sell you and take more of your money, I hope you don't fall for it. This method and all the supplies are as basic as you can get.

I also hope that as you watch this video and see the simplicity of this method, that you understand the entire feeding tube mechanics are just as simple.

The next video will show 3 basic types of tubes I have had, I will show how they function, and give a little first hand testimony as to how they work and feel.

I have heard some Dr's say leave it exposed, BUT in reality, home life is much different than hospital life, and there are far too many possible instances of infection, and leakage damage, such as stained clothes, and stomach acid can do more than just stain, after all it is acid. Another point about leaking is that due to temperature, we are the last to know were leaking, being the same temp as inside our body we don't feel it on the outside until it cools down.

If you are new to this, you have a care giver who does the changes for you, I recommend you do them yourself if at all possible, because it won't be very long before you run into a situation you will need to do it.

If you live with a spouse or room mate, you would be wise to teach them also, as it is quite likely one time or another you will be too sick or too weak to do it for a day or so.

My wife died of pancreatic cancer in 1996, and I have been going this fully alone, and there have been times I thought I might not make it through. I have many friends who have helped me when things got bad, but there were days I couldn't even get to the phone.

Anyway, Cancer Sucks! And if I could get a refund for this ride, I might think about it....

But I'm here, and I'm going to have fun, because I like having fun, and I want to help others enjoy a bit of fun in their lives too.


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