Hey Guys,

Thought I would throw out to you something that was a great solution for Bill's PEG since he could not tolerate the tape either. We used the nice soft/stretchy 4 inch wide ACE bandage...just wrap it around your torso and use the velcro closure making sure the velcro was all on the bandage and not exposed to the skin. They wash nicely, so keep two or three around. Available in most pharmacies. They breathe as well, so they aren't hot.

If you can find the 6 inch wide..hard to do..that is even better. Steer clear of the ones that are self stick...too rubbery and don't wash well.

Bill would just tuck the tube in and pull it out from under to feed (kind of like breast feeding smile )

Hope this helps,


Deb..caregiver to husband, age 63 at diagnosis, former smoker who quit in 1997.
DIAGNOSIS: 6/26/07 SCC right tonsil/BOT T4N0M0
TREATMENT START: 8/9/07 cisplatin/taxol X 7..IMRT twice daily X 31.5.
PEG OUT: 1/08
PORT OUT: 4/09
FOLLOWUP: Now only annual exams. ALL CLEAR!

Passed away 1/7/17 RIP Bill