Need a different button?


I recently received a helpful comment from one of my readers! YAY!!! For those of us managing a chronic medical condition that requires g-tube feeding, there are few resources better than other people in the same situation.

An old post of mine on G-Tube Care and Maintenance, here, prompted this comment:

“I know this is an old thread but I just wanted to leave a comment. We had the same problem with the mickey and was told by the GI doc this was a “standard” looking stoma: leaky, mucus, bleeding, uncomfortable. We switch to the corflo cubby and it dried up and granulation tissue went away. We are having trouble now because we think he needs a new size but it is sooo much better than a micky. That shouldn’t be the standard.”

Here is what their website says:

The CORFLO cuBBy® is a skin level gastrostomy device that utilizes either a right angle feeding set or a bolus feeding set to feed. It is made from medical grade silicone, and has a unique petal design, which offers comfort and reduces stoma irritation (emphasis mine).

If you are dealing with a difficult g-tube site, it sounds like the CORFLO cuBBy would be worth checking into!

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2 thoughts on “Need a different button?

  1. Hi Lynn! Your Blog is just what I need right now. It is full of advice for me to chew around and very down to earth. I love your style of writing, so catching up with where you started should be realatively easy. I have an almost 3 year old tubie. We have little to no oral intake. I am anixious to discuss the blended foods option with Garver’s feeding team and hopefully get started. I look forward to reading the rest of your blog and new posts as well.

  2. Thanks Brigette! I am so glad to hear it is helpful to you. Let me know how things go with Garver. We have had such great success in switching Natalie to regular food we blend. Her health and alertness have both improved, as well as her skin coloring, energy, and the condition of her hair.

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