Feeding Tube Awareness Week (6-10)
Feeding Tube Awareness Week is celebrated nationwide the 2nd week of February annually. There are many reasons why one would have any type of tube. I have Gastroparesis, which means paralyzed or partially paralyzed stomach. I got my first tube, which was a jejunal (small intestinal) feeding tube, in 2017. The reasoning is because other steps we'd taken were not enough. I then switched to a gj (gastrojejunal-one part stomach/one part Intestinal) tube. When I stopped tube feeds, I got a regular g (gastric) tube. My current one is for venting/draining only. You may say yuck. I say helpful.