enteral & respiratory stuff looking for a good home :)

The home health company guy came today and he took away the oximeter, oxygen concentrator, flow meter, and the 4 portable oxygen tanks. I all I have to say about that is GOOD RIDDANCE YOU WILL NOT BE MISSED.

But with that said, I do have some left over supplies that we cannot send back but are still unopened and sterile and wanting someone to use them. I’m willing to ship this stuff to whoever needs it at no cost to them. You might be someone like us with a preemie or child needing temporary support or you might be more long term. But whomever needs it I would love to send it to you, I know first hand how expensive this stuff is. Or, rather, I know how expensive it can be when insurance doesn’t cover something or even with co-pays (finding out actual out-of-pocket costs has me reeling). So we don’t have a lot of stuff but we do have some. Here’s the list, if there’s anything you want/need just claim it. (I also have girl preemie clothes I’d love to send to someone, let me know.)


1 MIC-KEY Low Profile G-tube/button. Size 14 Fr, 1.0 cm.
Made by Kimberly Clarke, good through 2011.
This is the whole kit, from what I understand — unopened and sealed.

5 500 mil Enteral Pump Delivery Set (bags) by Zevex, INF0500
1 1200 mil Enteral Pump Delivery set (bag) by Zevex, INF1200
(If it helps, this is the pump we had so the bags look like this.)

1 12″ right angle feeding set with Y-PORT for use with AMT Mini button or MIC-KEY equivalent.

2 Kendall Kangaroo 60 cc/mil enteral irrigation system syringe with cap

6 Kendall Monoject 60 cc/mil syringe with catheter tip


5 (2 1/2 packages) tender grips by Salter labs
Ref #1005
Latex free

14 vials Detachol adhesive remover, latex free

4 Salter Labs nasal cannulas
Infant size, 7″ width, latex free
Ref #1601


1 Kendall infant electrode belt kit for apnea monitoring
Ref #3201
(Note that this is actually half a package since they come two per. There is one belt, uncut, 2 electrodes, and 2 lead wires. So this isn’t unopened but those have stayed in the package when I took the others out and everything can be washed before using.)

5 Similac sterilized water, 2fl oz.

So if you have a need for this stuff let me know – take one thing or take it all, doesn’t matter. :)
I’ll leave this open until the end of September and if there are no takers I’ll start seeing if hospitals or nursing homes want this stuff. It would just be great if we could find someone who needs it, this stuff is expensive! Those little Tender Grips? We were going through them so fast because she just kept ripping them off so I started looking into buying some right out so we didn’t have to wait on the home health people and, holy cow, they’re like $61 for 25!!! That’s expensive for stickers!! And dang, if you look at that second link to amazon for those feeding bags, they want $222 for a 30 day supply! Excuse me while I go pass out.

I’ll try and update this soon with the clothing, gotta run for now…

1 Comment

  1. Kathy Dierking |

    I googled Gbutton and found your blog. What a precious little girl you have. We also live in MO and I am a caregiver for my 11 month old grandson. A little background. Last Oct. 18th my son and Daughter-in-law and 2 yr old grandson were in a head on collision. Jennifer was 32 weeks pregnant. She had a placental abruption and delivered 8 weeks early. Kacyn suffered major brain damage as a result and to make a long story short he lost over half of his brain tissue so at 11 months he is developmently about the age of a 2 month old. He had to have a Mickey button placed on August 5th. He is doing so much better and yes the equipment is outrages. His button is a 14 fr but 1 1/2 cn. but we have the same pump and bags. I have been washing bags and using them for 2 or 3 days before changing so I will have to reorder soon. The bag and syringes are things that we could use. I didn’t mention that as a result of complications of her broken bones and on my son’s 25 birthday my daugher in law went into respitory failure and cardiac arrest. She suffered severe brain damage from this and is now compeletly disabled. My son is not able to work because he is caregiver for his wife and I left my job and home in Ohio to come and take care of my grandsons. It has been a challenge to say the least and we appreciate any help that we can get. You can read about our whole ordeal at http://www.jennifersmiracle.blogspot.com Thanks Kathy