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:
- Extra G-tube button
- Water Based Lubricant (SurgiLube, K-Y Jelly, or Astroglide)
- 5ml syringe - Make sure that the syringe fits into the balloon port of the G-tube button (is a slip tip)
- Extension set, if you are including a G-tube button
- Q-tips: if the stem of the g-tube bends during insertion you can remove the cotton from the q-tip and stick it down the port to make it stiffer.
- A little bit of gauze to clean the site and wipe off excess lube.