(To be completed with the help of your healthcare team.)
My child has a _____________ (type of tube).
My child's tube size is _______fr. with a balloon volume of _____ ml.
This information is necessary if the tube needs to be replaced. If your child has a balloon catheter type tube, please check for level of tube placement every day. If the length of the tube seems much less than normal then call your nurse or doctor.
It is important to allow your infant to have pleasant sensations during feeding. This can be done by allowing him to suck on a pacifier during the feeding and by talking to and allowing him to face you during the feeding. You may even hold him at this time.
Always call your doctor or nurse if you have any questions or problems.
MD ______________ Nurse ____________ Home Health _________