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A nasogastric tube is a thin, flexible tube that enters the body through the nose and is passed down the throat until it reaches the stomach. This tube is used to provide food or medicine directly into the stomach, or it can be used to remove fluid that shouldn’t be there. People often call it a “NG tube” for short.
Below are more of my favorite hospital hacks to reduce stress related to hospitalization for parents and kids. I think both lists are extremely helpful if you are preparing for a hospitalization with your child, but this one has some real game changers!
When a child is in the hospital, life is disrupted. As a child life specialist, I had the honor of making connections with countless families who have shared their hospital stressors. Many are unique to their family or situation, but also many more the same. Luckily, over the years families have graciously shared what has worked for them.