Took Liam to the Child Developement Center in providence this morning. For those who don’t know, Liam is 4 years old and autistic. Just recently he’s developed some feeding problems to the extent that sometimes he refuses food altogether. It’s up and down; some days he eats good and some days he won’t eat at all. It’s so erratic that, although he’s just a little peanut, he’s not gaining weight properly and the doctors feel that it’s starting to affect his development.
It’s entirely possible that in the next few weeks we may have to have a gastro-tube inserted and feed him through that until we can work out whatever issues he has with mealtime. It’s a bit of a scary thing; having to put a funnel in the tube and pour nourishment straight into his stomach. God almighty, that’s the way I fill my ink buckets at work.
So, I’m wondering if anybody else here has had experience with tube feeding. Did it work? Any problems with it?