I wanted to share some of my experience with you about
the NH and JPeg.
I had to have these when my esophagus tore and wouldn't stop leaking after surgery. Between the 2 my preference is for the JPeg. While it is a surgical procedure it is a lot more comfortable and easier to deal with all around. Anyone who has had a wire PH study knows the tube can be challenging to deal with and pulls when you swallow. The NG feeding tube does the same.
If you don't need 24 hour feeding the JPeg just lays under your shirt. I was on 24 hour feeding and was much more comfortable with the tubing going under my shirt vs my nose.
When they removed the JPeg the hole healed very well and no stitches were needed. I had to keep it covered for a week or so and it just closed up by itself.
opnwhl4 Moderator: GERD/Heartburn, Kidney disease
Nissen 6/06 and 5/09