New Feeding Pump For Bubba
Organized by: Amber Bowden
William is 5. He only weighs 29 pounds. He is fed through a shunt in his stomach. The shunt is called a GJ Button. The button has a tube on the inside that is placed into his intestines. This is where is feeds are delivered. William has many food allergies. He cannot have anything that contains any dairy or milk proteins, soy or soy protein or strawberries. William has Gastrointestinal Reflux Disease, Failure to Thrive, Dysmotility as well as Gastroparesis, (paralysis of the stomach). This is why he needs a feeding tube. He has a pump that measures his food and feeds him 15 hours a day. He wears it everywhere he goes. Even to school. He needs a new feeding pump. His is no longer under warranty. We can get a used one but the same problem arises. It needs repairs and they are costly. What we really need is a new pump.