Feeding tube,should i have removed

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by MoM001, Jan 1, 2016.

  1. MoM001

    MoM001 Registered User

    Jan 1, 2016
    1
    Dear friends, my mom is 77 and has a peg tube because she had a vocal cord injury while having a biopsy(lung) 1.5 yrs ago,that caused silent aspiration. My mom was just diagnosed at the time,and i believe she has many yrs ahead of her.Dilemma #1
    She's doing better, has a little aspiration, but overall doing much better with all the therapy and intervention.
    Should i have her peg tube REMOVED now that she's doing better? I don't know what to do.
     
  2. Cat27

    Cat27 Volunteer Moderator

    Feb 27, 2015
    10,349
    Merseyside
    Welcome to TP :)

    What do the doctors advise?
     
  3. Louby65

    Louby65 Registered User

    Mar 26, 2014
    619
    Scotland
    Hi MoM001, as mentioned please do not do anything until you have discussed this fully with medical staff. Even a little aspiration can lead to complications resulting in fatality ( apologies for being so blunt ). Your mum needs her swallowing fully assessed by speech and language specialists . Only when she has passed this can you consider discontinuing PEG feeding . Take advice please . Good luck .
     

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