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Swallowing Decisions
You have difficulty in swallowing. leads to coughing
Food and drink can go the wrong way into your lu...
A PEG tube gives food and drink straight into your stomach
pain
perforation of bowel or stomach
operation anaesthetic risk...
pureed foods
you can eat and drink small amounts
thickened fluids
With time you may be able to have the PEG removed and ea...
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Aphasia friendly resource for Swallowing decisions/PEG

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Aphasia friendly resource for Swallowing decisions/PEG

  1. 1. Swallowing Decisions You have difficulty in swallowing. leads to coughing Food and drink can go the wrong way into your lungs can lead to chest infection You are nil by mouth What’s Next ?you have an NG tube in your nose for nutrition
  2. 2. A PEG tube gives food and drink straight into your stomach pain perforation of bowel or stomach operation anaesthetic risk internal leakage peritonitis Risks Aspiration pneumonia OR tube blockage Infection in lung infection
  3. 3. pureed foods you can eat and drink small amounts thickened fluids With time you may be able to have the PEG removed and eat and drink again.

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