- Aug 26, 2007
My Dad (PALS) had a G-tube placed about a month ago. Since last week, he has experienced some episodes of discomfort with symptoms like increased heart rate from 60 to 90 per minute and sweating, about 10 minutes after feeding through the G-tube. It lasted about 20 minutes to 30 minutes. Then, everything went back to normal. I called to the nurse and dietitian at the home care company and the neurologist who prescribed the G-tube. They didn't have a good explanation, and suggested my Dad to see a cardiologist. I don't believe it is a heart problem. Does anyone have similar experience or know the cause of the problem? We use the common gravity approach (bolus) to feed. The formula that we use is Jevity.