This is a simple video I made to demonstrate how a tube feeding is started. I hope it is helpful for both patients and people who work with patients that require enteral nutrition.
I am doing supplemental feedings. This means that I get some of my nutrition orally. I typically take in 1200 calories over night and eat what I can during the day. This is limited to the GP diet and often consists of carbohydrates such as pasta, rice and bread (toast). Absolutely nothing fried, fatty or high in fiber (vegetables and most fruits). I find it works best to keep to the bland diet. Sometimes there are things that I eat and pay for later. I know what they are and know well in advance that eating it will cause issues. It is just worth it at times to eat something I don’t normally get to eat (like chocolate covered strawberries!).