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Mission Moment: Transitioning Off a Feeding Tube

By PearlPoint Nutrition Services September 9, 2013Pearls of Wisdom Blog

Grace took on the role of caregiver when her sister was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. Due to the treatment for esophageal cancer and the weight loss that resulted, Grace’s sister had needed a feeding tube. When the doctor gave Grace’s sister permission to begin eating foods by mouth again, Grace wanted information on how she could help wean her sister off the feeding tube without complications. She contacted PearlPoint Cancer Support for assistance with her sister’s transition.

Our registered dietitian discussed the process of coming off a feeding tube with Grace and gave her suggestions about the best foods to prepare for her sister during this time. She also gave Grace nutrition tips for managing weight loss so that she could help her sister continue to regain the weight she had lost during treatment.

Cancer and cancer treatment can create a variety of side effects that must be managed in order to maintain well-being and complete treatment. PearlPoint provides personalized guidance to any adult impacted by cancer, including co-survivors and caregivers, so that they can have a more informed and confident cancer journey.

*Names and certain details featured in Mission Moments have been altered to protect the identity of our clients.

PearlPoint Cancer Support Staff

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PearlPoint Nutrition Services is a program of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).

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