Bommel and her family live in the Netherlands. When she was two weeks old she was hospitalized due to failure to thrive, hypotonia and respiratory problems. She was not able to sustain herself, so she got a nasogastric tube that was replaced by a gastrostomy button after a year. Bommel drank small portions from a bottle by herself until she was about 8 months old. Then she refused and was completely tube fed. During that time she did accept being fed by spoon. Drops of pureed fruit at a time. NoTube was recommended to her parents after posting a blog on being tube fed. They started Netcoaching in May 2014. Within one week of starting the program Bommel became tube free and has been ever since! After surgery in December 2014 she had difficulty starting to eat again. The NoTube Lean to Eat program helped Bommel become her old, eagerly eating self within days of starting the program. Bommel can eat everything now, fluid & pureed. Her favourite is vanilla custard!
From the parents
Bommel 1 year free of tube feeding!!! Can’t believe it has already been 1 year since we started NetCoaching with NoTube. Did some LTE along the way. Bommel is still doing great! Today she was even ‘complaining’ in her own way at lunch, until the first spoon of food came to her mouth! I Never get tired of that! A big thank you to the whole NoTube team. You cyberdocs are so very supportive and seem to have an answer to any problem. So good you are there! Big hugs from Holland and ‘Bommelchen’!