Warning Signs for When it is Time to Call the Doctor
If the tube becomes dislodged or falls out, apply a dressing over the opening if the tube is in the child’s stomach or intestine, and call the doctor immediately.
It is also important to contact the child’s doctor right away if they have any of the following:
- Temperature of 100.5°F (38.1°C) or higher
- Diarrhea for more than one day
- Nausea or vomiting
- Abdominal distention (swelling)
- Tube dislodgement
- Clogging of the tube
- Shortness of breath
- Unusual sleepiness, disorientation or confusion.