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Feeding tube,should i have removed

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.
 

Louby65

Registered User
Mar 26, 2014
620
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 .