Here is the first cut for the new Button Buddies!
I just love summertime! I have the time to come up with new collections.
Puppies!: Bones, Neon Dots, Paws
Whales!: Light Blue Dots, Whales, and Waves
Balls!: Soccer, Basketball
Pink Stripe Dots
Summer is here!
I'm a PE teacher when I'm not being a mom and crafter. School's out for summer...love that song! Anyway, I thought I would type up a tasty breakfast recipe for these glorious summer months!
Carter's Peanut Butter Fuity Tooty Oatmeal:
1 Frozen mixed fruit packet from Sams (go for the mixes without seeds...you'll thank me later)
3/4 cup peanut butter
2 cups Quick oatmeal
1 can V-8
1/2 cup raisins
1 Avocado - later
Yogurt - later
olive oil - optional
Add all ingredients except avocado and yogurt. Fill with water to the 8 cup line. Mix away!
Pour out half of the mixture into a container...make sure container can hold 4-5 cups.
Peel avocado and put one half into the blender. Mix away! Pour into your choice of container for freezing, I use pint yogurt containers.
Do the same with the other half of mixture and avocado. Mix away!
Now add a heaping dollop of what ever yogurt you have on hand. I use Great Value Greek Vanilla...my favorite!
I syringe push this into my son's tube. He is 9 and gets about 16 oz. 2 oz every 2 minutes.
I'd love to hear what you are feeding your little ones. Also interested in hearing ages and amounts.
I find these g-tube stories so inspiring!
From News 6 in Oklahoma.
BIXBY, Oklahoma -Hannah Jordan is a 13-year-old who overcame a life-threatening condition and now hopes to inspire others by doing what she was told was impossible.
“I like the daringness of it. They speed up, I speed up, it's kind of like drag racing on bikes,” she said.
Hannah's a cyclist, and she's competitive - she's been fighting for her life for years.
She's had a G-tube, like a feeding tube since she was six; it pumps a dextrose solution directly into her stomach - sugar water.
She doesn't store glycogen like you and I might, so she has to supplement calories with that.
"She's not a big eater. Some she has to consume in liquid, some goes directly into her stomach through the G-tube, some she has to eat," said Hannah's mom, Alicia Jordan.
Since she's taken up cycling, they've continually adjusted how many calories she needs. She rides 100 to 150 miles a week.
She's only been riding for about four months and she likes to be in front. All along their ride, the guys behind kept encouraging her to slow down, but that wasn't happening.
Her mom said she's going to Iceland next month.
"She's going to help design a program and adventure camp for girls like her," she said.
Imagine, when she was eight, doctors were so confounded by her condition she went on a Make A Wish trip, now she does triathlons, cycling races and will soon be cycling in Iceland.
Her parents call her a walking miracle, and it's hard to disagree.
Our "On The Go" G-tube Emergency Kit is always with us!
I first tried getting fancy by placing the emergency supplies in a beautifully decorated bag. But why bother? Then I tried keeping all the supplies in the Kimberly Clark box that the g-tube came in. So much for compact. And I had way more stuff than I actually needed. Then I got the bright idea of using an old first aid box. You know, the little white box from Johnson and Johnson that is prepackaged with bandaids, ointment and a few pieces of gauze. This is wonderful! So small and compact!
We've used our g-tube emergency kit on 2 trips while out of town. I am so grateful for this! The first time my son's g-tube fell out was a nightmare! Not anymore!
Supplies you will need for a G-Tube Emergency Kit:
What does your kit look like? What am I missing? I plan on making several of these. One for his backpack at school, one for my backpack when scooting around town, and maybe one for the car. But with this Texas weather, I don't want the g-tube compromised by the heat!
Look for a homemade recipe for Pedialyte?
Dr. Sheila Kilbane has shared that there is actually an alternative, and it’s a well-known recipe provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) called Oral Rehydration Salts/Solution (ORS). There are some developing countries that don't have a Walgreens "right around the corner" to pick up a quart of Pedialyte.
Disclaimer: This recipe is recommended for children who are older than 1, generally healthy with properly functioning kidneys, and not experiencing severe dehydration or high fever (which would probably require direct medical attention anyhow). And, as always, follow your own doctor’s advice over anything you find on the internet!
Homemade Pedialyte Recipe Mix together:
That's it! Drink or tube to your hearts content.
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The Glowing G-Tube
How cool would it be to have a glowing g-tube!? I'm telling you, I need to patent this idea. I mean think of all the benefits. Come on...help me think of ALL the advantages!
1. No more turning on the light in the wee hours to give meds.
2. No more fumbling over the blankets to find the feeding port.
3. Lift the whipper-snapper to find the keyhole to the house door!
4. Spin Junior around on the 4th of July for your own light show.
5. Eliminate the flashlight in the mouth to secure the extension.
6. Eliminate the headlamp to...well, avoid embarrassment in general.
Ok...your turn. Why would you want a glowing g-tube? Extreme answers encouraged!
The Button Buddy is so happy to provide g-tube pads for tubies. G-Tube pads have changed our life...how can we c
This week, being Feeding Tube Awareness week, has brought back memories of the battles and hardships of caring for my g-tube fed little one.
I suppose I could go on and on about all the mishaps, vomiting, and uncomfortable bellies that my little one has endured. But instead, I'm going to sing the praises of the G-Tube!
Every morning when I wake up my son I am so happy that he will have a nutritious breakfast. Straight through his tubie he gets fruit, oatmeal, peanut butter, olive oil and avocado! What other kid in his school gets that kind of breakfast?
When I pack his lunch for the school nurse to bolus, I am so proud to know he will have eggs, lentils, sunflower seeds, banana, applesauce, olive oil and avocado! Lot's of protein for gym time!
And when my peanut gets off the bus, I prepare a nice bolus of chicken, quinoa, veggies and walnuts. He'll have the same for dinner.
I guess what I'm saying is without the g-tube my Carter would not be here. I am so grateful for the technology that provides for his survival. I am so grateful for all the many forums I've visited with moms/dads just like me. And I am so happy to be able to share this website with you.
Hail to the G-Tube!
Mom to a very special boy! Our normal is different from most others...and we like it that way! I make g-tube pads for our Blenderized Diet son.