3chicks, at one time I was totally against feeding tubes for children. Then I had the opportunity to be with children who had various disabilities every day over a long period. My mind was completely changed when I saw how much better the children did after surgery. Constant reflux and aspiration is painful, but kiddos can't tell us what's wrong because they've never known normal. I've seen children not only gain weight, but blossom socially from the procedure.
The fundoplication is usually a pretty benign procedure and can be really life-changing. The g-tube (I assume after healing is complete they would change out for a button which is less bulky and obvious under clothing) is an easily reversed procedure if it's no longer needed.
Only you can make this decision for her, but I've seen many good things come from it. Hope that will help with your decision.
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