G-Tubes: Fuel Me Up! explores the topic of G-Tubes (gastrostomy tubes) using the example of one child's experience, in a fun and hopeful story. Their role in delivering food, water, and medication, is described through the analogy of a car fuel system, alleviating fear in patients, their families, and friends, and illuminating the need for and function of G-tubes in simple terms. Easy to understand language and engaging illustrations ensure information accessible for readers of all ages.
The book includes a 'Facts' section with important information and answers to commonly asked questions, to supplement conversations with medical professionals. Also included are instructions relating to feeding and surgical and basic care, alongside appropriate remedies to common issues you may encounter, and a glossary of 'Doctor Words' to provide helpful definitions of relevant medical terms in plain language.
Through science and colorful illustration, this book not only aims to empower patients and their families but is also an enjoyable and educational gift for kids who are curious to learn more about the fascinating world of medicine.
This book was originally created with the support of Atrium Health.