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!