11 patient evaluations for PEG-Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy

Nov 18, 2010 (Started Nov 11, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pre-placement while body still healthy)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Flush line and add more liquids to body.)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I haven't started using the PEG for its real purpose--to feed me when I can no longer eat by mouth. I've had it about a week and it's healing ok. Had some major pain the first night, but then each day after the pain has gotten better. This is a good way to add more fluids to the body, because I usually never drink 64 oz daily.

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Oct 15, 2010 (Started Mar 29, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for atrophy of tongue muscles)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: It is great for getting fluids I no longer can drink.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jul 16, 2009 (Started Mar 30, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: With the peg, I don't have to worry about eating. I get all the nutrition I need with the supplements through the peg and I can eat small bits of food to satisfy any urge to taste.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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