I am still getting used to the g-tube. With the ng-tube flushing my tube was quite easy. Since the tube went from my stomach up my esophagus and out through my nose, I could open the tube without having any flow-backs. Well, things are a lot different with the g-tube. If I open the cap of the g-tube and open the clamp as well, my stomach contents - depending on the pressure - either flow out slowly or erupt like a geyser. I was at work this afternoon, it was 30 °C outside and probably close to that inside in our office (that I share with two other people) as well. I had just finished my lunch time tube feeding, clamped my tube, disconnected the giving set, attached my syringe to my feeding tube, opened the clamp and started flushing. Unfortunately I had not been very careful when attaching the syringe and it slipped from the connector and my stomach contents proceeded to erupt geyser-like onto my shirt, skirt and chair! And that smells! Badly! Indeed! Even though I washed out my shirt I continued to smell that very distinctive odour of half-digested formula - very much like baby-formula-spit-up! I could not imagine myself sitting in our very warm office smelling like that! And then I remembered - I had done some clothes shopping prior to coming into work and so I put on my brand new pair of shorts (that I had deemed way too short for office work while trying them on - but hey, better showing off my legs than smelling badly) and shirt.
By the way - three hours later, when I wanted to flush my tube after my afternoon feeding the same thing happened again. It was not my day today.