when feeding tubes go wrong...

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   Posted 10/9/2009 8:22 PM (GMT -6)   
This poor boy. I can't even begin to imagine how this happened - why didn't they x-ray him after insertion to make sure the tube was in the right place?

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   Posted 10/9/2009 8:32 PM (GMT -6)   
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   Posted 10/9/2009 8:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Its just a couple sentences no videos or pictures.


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   Posted 10/10/2009 7:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Several years ago now a young woman who grew up next door to us and babysat for us developed Crohn's disease. During one hositalization she was put on TPN via a PICC line. Her parents visited that night and she had complained to the nurse of pain/discomfort in the chest area. She was found dead in her hospital bed the next morning by staff. The TPN had filled her chest cavity, etc.
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   Posted 10/10/2009 12:53 PM (GMT -6)   
That is awful, my Dad had an awful experience a few years ago (nothing like this though)he had broken his ankle and they had to manipulate it to get the bone into the right place we were walking on to the ward and could hear my dad screaming when we got to him they had given him the gas and air and had put the handle in his mouth instead of the proper end!!!! he didn't know as he had never been in hospital before and won't want to again!Bev x
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   Posted 10/10/2009 4:22 PM (GMT -6)   
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