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Hello Jac19, please contact your dietitian or one of your team as you cannot carry on like this, when I was recovering in hospital I was sick when I was feed via a bag. One reason was they were pumping it in too quickly and overfeeding me, the trouble the stomach shrinks when we go through surgery and treatment so it has to be gently returned back to size. The second could be your body just does not like that feed so maybe try another one. I gave up with being pump-fed and started to syringe Ensure food supplement drinks through my peg feeding tube. I was and have never been sick since. Something like Complan will help until you see somebody about it. Oh i have just realised that you are not on PEG feeding tube but NG , im not sure if you can syringe food supplements through the NG, it sounds like another story where you should have been offered a PEG that is fitted in the stomach rather than the nose, Sorry i cannot offer more advice , maybe anti-sickness medication might help. Wishing you well, take care.
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I had trouble in hospital with feed and as Chris2012 said they were putting it in to fast (they like to get the feed in in less than 8 hours if I remember) and the first thing they did was slow it down but it was so slow that I would of been on the feed all day so they changed the Feed and I didn't have a problem with the new, the new feed was more expensive one. I was not sick but probably would of been if they hadn't sorted the first type of feed out.
I had exactly the very same with my recovery
I could never have a litre of food overnight either. The best I ever did was 500ml. I supplemented through the day with two or three Fortisips, diluted by 30% with water. It goes down a NG tube fairly easily.
I was prescribed Metoclopramide which helped a little
Also, are you still on Morphine? Because that just adds to the sickness, some people are just super sensitive to it.
Have a word with your dietician like others have said and good luck
Hi Chris and thank you for responding!
When I was in hospital I was sick when they increased the speed to 74 so I only have it at 60!- it means I’m hooked up for 16 hours but I refuse to try and increase in case of vomiting!
i was supposed to have a stomach peg but they cancelled and said see how I get on!
I had just started taking anti sickness tablets again- so I will keep this up again now!
They gave me vanilla Fortisip which are disgusting and I did try in the syringe and threw up! I’ve got strawberry flavour on order now so I might cope drinking them
Today I feel a bit better and have managed to drink and keep down water so I might try my food again tonight!
Hi Ron and thanks for replying! See my response to Chris for info.
Im ringing my dietician on Monday so depending on how I get on I’ll ask about alternatives- although I’m lactose intolerant to some extent so that’s why I’m on my current one!
Hi Beesuit and thanks for replying
see my previous replies for info
Also no I’m not on morphine just Codeine and paracetamol- even though I’m a wuss with a low pain threshold:)
As stated in other reply I hate Fortisip but have strawberry flavour on order so maybe that’ll be more palatable! When I put it diluted through syringe I vomited the second time!
I think my stomach has had enough and like me yearns for normal food :)
I will check your blog
Yep. Strawberry was the only one I could stomach.
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