|My Tubey Books|
Written by Rhiannon Merritt-Rubadue, a former tubie momma, whose daughter was tube-fed until the age of three. She decided to write children’s books about feeding tubes because none were available. A Day in the Life of a Tube Fed Boy/Girl is appropriate for ages 1 to 7.
|My Belly Has Two Buttons|
Follow Nico as he tells you what makes him special and why he loves his button.
My Belly has Two Buttons is about a little boy named Nico, and he tells you what makes him special…his 2nd button! Or Feeding Tube and all the things it does for him.
|The Adventures of Team Super Tubie|
While their parents think they are sleeping, three brave Super Tubies – Camden, Marcel, and Lola – get calls on the Tubie Message Center and have to spring into action. Will the power from their feeding tubes help these superheroes save the day?
In the empowering Adventures of Team Super Tubie, a diversity of tubes – a G-tube, an NG-tube, and TPN – are used as these heroes fight fires, battle dragons, and capture bank thieves. Being a Super Tubie has never been so much fun!
|My Special Line|
A new children’s book created by ThriveRx for children with Central Venous Lines. This book is the first in a series of books designed for children growing up on TPN.
It is intended as an early reader or read-to-me book. The book addresses the importance of good line care in a simplified manner with rhyme and repetition. It focuses on basic line care: keeping it safe, clean and dry. In addition, it also shows that even with a line a kid can still be a kid. The main character has a central line and the book stresses recognizing the line as part of their body, hand washing and keeping the line clean and dry.
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|Eating Isn’t Always Easy|
The story of a young boy with Eosinophilic Esophagitis. The story follows Ben as he has trouble eating, gets diagnosed and works with his GI to find safe foods.
|Wait, No Sushi?|
By Alana Terry, the mother of a child who is tube fed. One of the main characters in the book has a feeding tube and wears his backpack! For an older child.
|When My Brother Got a G-tube|
Jordan Tarbutton’s brother Cooper was born with medical problems. He had to undergo a number of procedures to help him cope with his difficulties. One procedure included insertion of a gastric tube into his stomach to feed him. Jordan was so proud of her little brother that she wrote and illustrated this story about his G-tube to celebrate his bravery and determination. The love she has for Cooper glows from every page.
This Raina Telgemeier graphic novel features a child with cystic fibrosis who uses a respiratory vest, feeding tube, feeding pump, and formula.
|Emma’s Special Tummy|
Emma’s Special Tummy is about a little girl who is diagnosed with EoE and gets a feeding tube. The author remembers how
|I Eat Differently|
This shows the story of a little girl that has a feeding tube, or g-tube. Maya walks you through her day to day life with a feeding tube and all that means.
|Tubie Kids Like Me|
This fun, rhyming book is ideal for helping tube-fed children feel special and accepted. It’s the charming story of a little girl with a G-tube who tells us how her feeding tube helps her stay strong and healthy, why she is proud of her body and the way she can still do anything other kids can do.
|The Hospital Hoppities|
Ollie spends a lot of time in hospital, and sometimes it’s very boring indeed. But one day he discovers the magical rabbits who live there and joins them as they do their good deeds around the wards. Ollie can be a hero too!
Features a character with an NG tube and central line.
|Bobby B. Button|
Join Bobby, as he and his sister and friends get whisked away on exciting magical adventures and explore the world! The Bobby B. Button Series introduces children to the concept that they might not all be the same, but that differences can be extraordinary and amazing……and most of all….an adventure. A fun, lighthearted book for readers ages 6-10.
Food is a basic need for life. We depend on food to nourish and fuel our bodies. So what do you do when food isn’t good for your body? Noelle is a three-year-old girl who suffers from a rare allergic and inflammatory disease of the esophagus called Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE). Because of this disease, Noelle has never eaten a meal. Currently, the disease prevents her from being able to eat any food at all and she completely relies on a special medical formula that flows through a tube in her tummy to provide her with the essentials nutrients to live and grow. Join Noelle as she expresses her thoughts and feelings associated with this disease. Despite the challenges she faces each day, she remains BRAVE, COURAGEOUS and STRONG, determined to help others like her and support research for a cure.
The late Eric Aadhaar O’Gorman was a happy owner of a feeding tube. He combined the best and latest medical research with insights from his and others’ real-world tube feeding experiences. This helpful handbook provides comprehensive and compassionate coverage of all aspects of tube feeding and nutrition via tube, including:
|Cooking for Tubies|
25 blenderized diet recipes by a dietitian and a nurse
Cooking for Tubies is a cookbook and guidebook full of recipes and tips for preparing blenderized diets for tube feeding or liquid diets. Recipe categories include blenderless blends, recipes for the whole family including your tubie, delicious treats, and some go-to, basic blends. Each recipe includes nutritional facts and carbohydrate/fat/protein ratio along with ideas for substitutions. Recipes are designed to be balanced and full of nourishing ingredients. Happy blending!
|Homemade Blended Formula Handbook|
The book contains 35 reproducible chapters and 16 food reference charts. It was written by both Suzanne Evans Morris and Marsha Dunn Klein, as well as parents of children who are fed by tube, a physician, and two dietitians. The book is designed as a reference and “how to” for parents and professionals who together are making the choice to try a homemade blended diet for tube feeding.
Written by one of the first people to live at home receiving IV nutrition (TPN) in the 1980s, this is an inspiring story of living life despite chronic illness. Inalee Koonin and her husband, Marshall, founded LifeLine, an organization that raised awareness of TPN and connected people living on alternative nutrition. The organization merged with the Oley Foundation.