• Just had surgery on the 19th of December. Stayed in recovery until 12/26. Have been home since then. My wife wants to give me fresh green

    Asked by musician8245 on Saturday, January 5, 2013

    Just had surgery on the 19th of December. Stayed in recovery until 12/26. Have been home since then. My wife wants to give me fresh green

    vegetables in my feeding tube. Has anyone else
    juiced through a feeding tube? Have you had any problems

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    • SpunkyS's Avatar
      SpunkyS

      Would not recommend it before talking to dietician and MD. You can have some really bad side effects from fresh veggies. And you would not want to clog the tube.

      about 4 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Go to the questions page, and type in "juicing" in the search box underneath the question text box and you will get several posts that have been talking about juicing.

      about 4 years ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      I was on a feed ing tube for six months and the tube needed to be replaced because of clogging I do not recommend putting anything down the tube but what is recommended by MD

      about 4 years ago
    • Richardc's Avatar
      Richardc

      I was on a tube, but only the recommended liquid diet. My doctor encouraged me to continue to eat and swallow as much food as possible until I got to the point I had to use my tube.

      about 4 years ago
    • BLBragg's Avatar
      BLBragg

      My husband was on a feeding tube for months he only lost 5 pounds throughout treatment. We asked a registered dietitian to help with recipes. One thing we did add to a shake recipe our dietician helped create was baby food. She felt it was natural and contained much needed vitamins. So I was able to give my husband spinach and broccoli through his tube after blending it in with his shake.

      about 4 years ago

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