It was almost like a no-brainer to get a feeding tube. It was the best thing to ever happen to us. We are very pleased with it. We are very happy. It is his lifeline, and that’s what it always has been.
James spent two months in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) after a worrisome birth. James had a stroke during the first trimester of gestation and never learned to suck or swallow. When he was a few months old, he had a feeding tube placed. After his first birthday, James was diagnosed with Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy, a condition that impairs movement of all four of his limbs. After a long journey of trying different formulas and diets, in 2016 James was introduced to Peptamen® Junior 1.5. This formula remains his sole source of nutrition today. James’ parents are compelled to share his story, and in so doing, raise awareness for those with physical and cognitive disabilities.
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