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BoomerangValentine

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Does anyone have any tips for traveling with a feeding tube? I just got my tube last week, and I found out I need to fly to see my grandma as soon as possible. I’m rather stressed because I don’t have much time to prepare. Thank you for any advice or wisdom!!

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    • BoomerangValentine

      569d

      @Mira.P.Takki Thank you so much!! That is all so helpful!!

    • Mira.P.Takki

      569d

      I am glad I was able to! 🤗

    • Mira.P.Takki

      570d

      I would also call your doctor or their nurses and ask if there is any potential for complications related to your tube being new, or related to the pressure changes in flight. I hope your grandma is ok, and your travel goes smoothly.

      • BoomerangValentine

        569d

        @Mira.P.Takki Thank you so much!! That is all so helpful!!

    • Mira.P.Takki

      570d

      I don’t have a tube, however, I would call your airline in advance and ask what you need to do to ensure you can travel without issues related to your medical equipment. Explain what you will need to have with you, and ask specifically how they will handle that. Also, they might be able to get you a some accommodation with tsa. You can also purchase some tsa ease if you have your background checked and pay for special passes. I don’t know much about that, but ask! I would also look up the layout of both airports, plan for having enough supplies to cover you for at least 24 hrs in the event your luggage or supplies get lost, damaged or confiscated by someone along the way. Also, call your insurance and see if they can find at least two pharmacies or medical supply stores which you could access at your destination, in the event something happens. Also you could consider sending supplies to your destination, if you have to much to carry.

☝ This content is generated by our users and it is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision

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