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G TUBE – GIVING MEDICATIONS

G TUBE – GIVING MEDICATIONS

Medications can be given through your GT. Use the liquid form of your medication if it is available at your pharmacy. If the liquid form is not available, you must crush your pills.
If the letters “SR” appear after the drug name on the label, this indicates the medication is “sustained-release.” Do not crush these pills. Check with your pharmacist or nurse to be sure that your pills may be crushed and given at the same time. This link has a list of medicines DO NOT CRUSH.

  • Crush the pills. (we used a pill/tablet crusher from 

7TH ANNUAL FEEDING TUBE AWARENESS WEEK®

7TH ANNUAL FEEDING TUBE AWARENESS WEEK®

The 7th annual Feeding Tube Awareness Week® will be celebrated worldwide February 6-10, 2017!

​Feeding Tube Awareness Week® was created by the Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, to increase awareness of feeding tubes and enteral feeding.

This year we have been able to help just under one-hundred people with feeding tubes keep their independence with the use of The Buckwheat.  There have been people that were able to leave assisted living and that brings us great joy in knowing we have made a difference! 

If you or someone you know has...


HOLIDAY SEASON & GIVING BACK WITH 'COFFEE FOR A CURE'

HOLIDAY SEASON & GIVING BACK WITH 'COFFEE FOR A CURE'

This holiday season has been filled with the sale of many Buckwheat feeding tube holders.  It has actually been a record year for sales.  Although we are very grateful that we are able to help people to simplify their tube feedings, we are also humbled by the fact that someone needs a feeding tube.coffee for a cure bell lap coffee french roast

With the new year comes another way we are trying to help.  My wife and I launched our own artisan roasted coffee business


FINDING THAT "AHA MOMENT"

FINDING THAT "AHA MOMENT"

AHA MOMENT

noun, Informal.
1. a point in time, event, or experience when one has a sudden insight or realization:
My aha moment was when I  came up with a fixture to make drilling the holes in The Buckwheat easier.  

 I was once told that there are always more solutions than there are problems.  That is a quote that has followed me my entire life.  As an Architect by trade I am constantly looking for a better solution, with the exception of the mousetrap...


ITS ALL ABOUT THAT BASE!!

People always ask how we can keep our prices so low and yet stay in business.  The key is working with people that are local and experts.  We source our bases locally in Minnesota from RPI.
the buckwheat feeding tube holder base
Reprocessed Plastics, Inc.
is a leading USA custom manufacturer and fabricator of recycled HDPE plastic parts and products from extruded sheet located in Minnesota. Working with RPI we are able to reduce labor, waste and shipping costs by having RPI machine our bases and then  ship...