I work with a developmentally disabled non-verbal participant at a day program with a stomach G-tube. On occasion during program hours we note copious amounts of clear sticky drainage coming from this site. This is not gastric content. At times it has occurred within a few days after a new tube has been put in. It seems to not happen as much with a foley type of tubing verses a standard G-tube with a disc bumper attached. I have checked the amount of fluid in the balloon and that has been okay. My question is it normal to see this type of drainage periodically ?
Asked On : Sun, 10 Mar 2013