August 23rd, 2013 | It’s a common childhood complaint: stomach ache. As a parent, it can be frustrating to know whether it’s just part of growing up, or if it’s a more serious disease or issue with abdominal organs. So when should you call the doctor about your child’s stomach ache? Here’s what you need to know about possible causes… Continue Reading
Children who need supplemental feedings or who have difficulty swallowing may have a gastrostomy tube (G-Tube) or gastrostomy button (G-Button) placed. This allows feeding to be given directly into the stomach. The G-Tube or G-Button is put into place during an upper GI endoscopy with the child under general anesthesia. The child is kept overnight following the procedure, and the family is taught how to use and care for the G-Tube or G-Button before going home.