Reagan and her parents Tracie and Tim from the United States registered for NoTube’s Netcoaching program in December 2010. Reagan was born with a congenital heart defect: Double inlet left ventricle, aortic atresia, Laevo-transposition which made enteral nutrition necessary. One week after birth she already had her first surgery, followed by another in October 2010. As a negative side effect of the long term tube feeding, Reagan got NG-tube dependent, so her parents contacted the NoTube team in December 2010 and on December 12th, when Reagan was 5 months old, the Netcoaching program started.
NoTube’s medical and psychological professionals coached Reagan and her parents through the weaning process and after only 4 days in the program she got her last tube feed. Reagan is tube weaned since then, which is a blessing for the whole family.
From the parents
I am thrilled to tell you that Reagan continues to thrive. She is now 13 months old, is off the bottle, drinks from sippy cups and eats like a normal toddler and has also been eating finger foods such as banana slices. She loves food as you can see from the attached pictures. She has been tube free since December 16, 2010 and we haven’t looked back. She has developed normally in every way and I contribute most of her success from participating in the Netcoaching program. I continue to tell anyone I know about my positive experience. Thank you so much again for all of your support.