Feeding tube site not closing

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Feeding tube site not closing

by Khart on Fri Jul 20, 2018 06:34 AM

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My girlfriend had her feeding tube removed a month ago & it still hasnt closed & leaks stomach fluids. The acids are eating  her skin away. We had tried changing bandages often but didnt help. Ended up putting an ostomy bag over the opening to catch the fluids but the acid eats through the barriers and causes leaks. Her skin is red, raw, and in alot of pain. Does anyway have any advice or ideas on how we can contain the gastric fluids & keep it away from her skin. She is at the end of her rope & is about to loose it. We are trying to schedule a surgical closure but no luck yet.  Any ideas would be helpful. Please & thank you. 

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