" Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy is an endoscopic medical procedure in which a tube is passed into a patient's stomach through the abdominal wall, most commonly to provide a means of feeding when oral intake is not adequate"
I have just returned from a visit to Neuro Centre where I saw my specialist physio. She is very helpful and we discuss no end of topics related to my I.B.M. Today she once again got on at me about my loosing weight and got a Dietician to talk to me. I do have dysphagia but feel it is under control. I already drink a Fortisip each day and by my reckoning eat a balanced diet. I have put my continued loss of weight down to loosing muscle through I.B.M. She is concerned that with no reserves of fat I have no resistance to fight off infections and this can effect the organs which could be serious. Once again she suggested having a P.E.G. fitted I really do not want one. My consultant is keen as well. Has anyone else had a P.E.G. fitted and was it successful?
Whilst considering this I have taken on board various suggestions from the Dietician to increase my weight and have to go back in 6 months to see them both. If I don't manage it I know I will be under pressure to have a P.E.G. fitted. Any advice? thanks Rita