While it’s common to have some concerns, anxiety and/or the occasional negative feeling towards your feeding tube, there are many reasons to love it as well. In honor of Valentine’s Day, which is right around the corner, we’re focusing on the positive and sharing three big reasons to love your feeding tube.
1. It helps you live. If you have a feeding tube, chances are that you can’t eat at all or can’t eat enough to thrive. We all need food and water to live and many individuals rely on a feeding tube to get them the hydration and nutrition that they need on a daily basis.
2. It let’s you avoid unpleasant foods and medicines. Whether you’re a kid or an adult, sometimes there are foods that you know are good for you, but you don’t like to eat. Having a feeding tube allows you to achieve ultimate nutrition, without having to consume things that you don’t absolutely love. Similarly, if you get sick or have a condition that requires bad-tasting medicine or hard-to-swallow pills, then having the feeding tube makes that much easier, too.
3. It gives you and your loved ones peace of mind. From aspiration issues to severe food allergies and everything in between, not being able to eat or drink enough to thrive can be a major stress. If you’re dealing with other complex medical issues, knowing that a feeding tube can and will deliver optimal nutrients needed allows for one less worry.
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