What happens when my child needs a nasogastric tube?

This video is made for parents and young people in hospital who want to see a nasogastric tube being inserted and hear how much it has helped the children who receive feeding support through the tube. Seeing what happens can help families to prepare and give them a feeling of being more in control. Erin and Sam in this video both needed a nasogastric tube for feeding support to give them enough energy, fluids and medicines to support their chemotherapy treatment.


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