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Had surgery for stage iv glioblastoma multiforme. On ryle's tube. Suggest some diet plans

My brother has been diagnosed with Statge iV Glioblastoma Multimorforma on feb 24th and went through surgery, radiation and is now slowly sinking. The doctor put a Ryle s Tube and has left him home,. We do not know what type of food to administer through Ryles Tubes . Is there any specific type of food that we can get from a medical store? He lives in Kolkata, the most backward city as well. Sincerely, Samita
Asked On : Sat, 14 Jul 2012
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Hello Samita and thanks for writing in at HCM
I am a General Physician. There is no special food that is available in medical store for administration in Ryle's food. The food you can give through the Ryle's tube is only liquid like water, vegetable soup, Fruit Juice, Grains soup, Chicken soup etc. Some precautions you have to take are:
1. Give the proper balance diet containing all protein, Carbohydrates etc.
2. Don't give extra diet, give according to weight usually 2500-3000 ml per day in a 60 kg adult.
3. Aspirate from the stomach through Ryle's tube before you give the diet.
4. Give diet at a interval of 2-4 hours but not in night.
5. Change the Ryle's Tube every 10th day.
6. Don't try to pull or force the diet it goes to the stomach by its own.
7. Lock the knob at the mouth of the tube after every diet.
If you faces any problem than consult your doctor.
Best Wishes
Dr. Dinesh Kumar Bhatia
Health Care Magic
Answered: Sat, 14 Jul 2012
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