insertion

  1. Scotiaspirit

    Referred for PEG insertion

    I have had several serious choking spells in the last couple of weeks and my swallowing has taken a sharp decline in recent weeks and the swallowing clinic has referred me for surgery to have a PEG inserted. I am told it should happen within the month. I was hoping to have this put off longer...
  2. V

    PEG Tube

    I had my tube put in through outpatient surgery on 5/13/2016. Because of fever and excess bleeding I was put in the hospital and just got out last night (5/16/2016).I still am passing huge volumes of blood in my urine but the fever is gone. Hospital told me to drink lots of water and follow up...
  3. anderkling

    Prayer Requested

    Hello, dear Christian friends, On Thursday this week (Nov.19) I have surgery for the insertion of a PEG tube. My breathing has been on a rapid decline for four months. The anesthesiologist said the surgery is not without risk. I'm being admitted to ICU post op and overnight until they're sure...
  4. G

    Is it als, in limbo

    Hello, I am a 40 yo male with symptoms that have stumped several doctor's. My most troubling began in October of 2014. Right foot drop, babinski sign is positive right side, Pronator drift, weakness now to the point va docs now saying subjective weakness, atrophy beginning to be...
  5. D

    Confused and scared

    Dear members, First of all, I would like to say that I admire PALS and CALS in their constant struggle with this dreadful disease. I also hope that some proper drug will be found and released soon. I would kindly like to ask you for and advice regarding my symptoms I have read the stickies...
  6. twitchykitty

    Has anyone decided to not have a peg?

    Very recently My lung function Dropped from 75 to 45 over three months , I had Another test 4 weeks later and is still around 45. So the doctors asked me whether I want a peg or niv. To be honest I really do not want a peg. My reasons are I suffer from anxiety and got panicked having a alarm On...
  7. B

    Free equipment available in Los Angeles CA (SFV)

    My husband died in January after 15 years on life support. I have a lot of miscellaneous equipment which I will give away if you want to come and pick it up. I can even deliver some of it if it is not too far away. All of the consumables I am listing are completely new and unused. The DME...
  8. M

    Help with a couple of questions.

    Hi, This is my second post. I have been waiting for word back on my emg test done a by a neuro muscular neurologist. I have MS and my MS Dr. sent me to have a neuromuscular evaluation by this other neurologist. Well she did not do the evaluation, just the emg/ncv tests. My MS neurologist called...
  9. S

    Choosing not to get feeeding tube?

    My dad is 86 and was diagnosed with bulbar onset ALS earlier this month though he's had symptoms for about 18 months. He has lost a lot of weight and increasingly has trouble eating. We've discussed a feeding tube and he's unsure. I'm concerned about him having the insertion surgery given his...
  10. jellis86

    Feeding tube insertion experience

    Hi all, I realize I have another thread on here about this being performed. However, I wanted to start a new one so people could share their experiences with having PEG inserted. This is in no way supposed to deter anyone from getting a feeding tube. If I had to do this past week all over...
Top