July 2nd, 2014 | As a parent, you worry when your child has a fever, especially if it occurs late at night. When fevers come on, you might ask yourself, should we go to the emergency room or should we wait to see the doctor? While there are no hard and fast rules, the guidelines below may help you decide what kind of medical care to seek… 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.