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formula/j-tube was posted 10/31/2007 09:20 am by Sonnie
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My dad needed a j-tube in his abdomen instead of a g-tube in his stomach because the doctor knew his stomach was paralyzed from conventional radiation and it would be of no value to him to have a g-tube in his stomach as he wouldn't absorb anything and only vomit in up.

The only type of feeding formula for a person who has malabsorption is the pre-digested type. Without this type nutrients will not be absorbed from the intestines. My dad was on general feeding formula and wasn't 'making it' as he wasn't obtaining any calories/nutrients due to fat malabsorption. We researched and found out he need the pre-digested formula!

Novartis provides a predigested formula that really helped my dad when things looked so dismal. Novartis will answer your questions at 1-800-333-3785 about your individual needs and can help you select formula (they helped me). My dad used Peptinex DT -the kind without the fiber (you have to go to full product list to find it because on short list only a pediatric kind with same name is displayed. You can check out their site at: www.Novartisnutrition.com/us/productList?step1=nn&step2=25.

www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/internet/digestive-health/nutritionarticles/prac ticalgastrosept03.pdf helps explain enteral feeding.

Please inquire about this ASAP particularly since the doctor is trying to correct his mistake of placing a g-tube instead of j-tube by rerouting to abdomen where it sounds like it should be.

I'm not 'speaking' here as an expert but as one who has been there with my dad. Please do not give up hope and keep on the doctor to correct problem ASAP. Sonnie

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