pegg into baby's tummy
Sarah - posted on 03/07/2015
I am sorry that I did not respond earlier, sterile saline and sodium chloride are not interchangeable but have the same ingredients. When you use saline for the nebulizer you are using .9% normal saline, it may be called sterile saline or .9NS. I expect if what you have is a bottle of fluid from a medical supple store, it is probably fine to use. If you are putting something into a machine for his breathing, you want to be sure it is sterile. Does your child have a tracheostomy?
Sarah - posted on 03/06/2015
It is scary, but your child will be so much safer with the PEG. I presume you have gotten this advice from the results of a swallow study? If your child is unable to safely eat or drink without it "going the wrong way" this is the best option. While it seems daunting, the procedure is very simple and you will receive lots of help and education on how to care for the device. Did the kidney failure resolve or does your baby get dialysis?
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