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My two year old grandson was born without a oesophagus, which

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My two year old grandson was born without a oesophagus, which after almost twelve months was repaired.The problem now is that he he shows no interest in solid food and at the present time is being tube fed into his stomach.I have grave concerns for his well being, as you can imagine he is under weight and never really looks well.I am most anxious.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Paediatrics
Expert:  Charogat replied 2 years ago.
Charogat :

Hi, and thank you for coming to our site with your question.

Charogat :

This is, unfortunately, a common occurrence in situations such as the one with your grandson.

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There are centers that specialize in dealing with children in cases like this, and over the course of a month to six weeks of either inpatient or intensive outpatient work.

Charogat :

I am not familiar with specific ones in the UK, but what you would likely be looking for (asking the doctor for suggestions) is a "feeding center".

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I wish you all the best of luck and hope he grows up to be a happy and healthy adult.

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G-d Bless

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Please let me know if you have further questions.

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