Anyone who has spent any time in a hospital – visiting or as a patient – will agree that the NG tube is one of the most horrible experiences. NG means nasogastric intubation – a tube is shoved up the nose, down the throat, and into the stomach. Mostly, the NG tube is used to feed patients a nutritional goo during hospital stays. Ask someone who’s had an NG tube what it was like and they’ll probably agree that it was one of the worst experiences of their life.
Knowing how horrible an NG tube can be, I’m horrified that anyone would do this:
This woman spent $1500 to lose 10 pounds – the method was a feeding tube. The same method used in hospitals to feed patients who can’t eat, or who are in a coma is being used to lose 10 vanity pounds. Sick sick sick.
I question the mental health of anyone who is so desperate to lose 10 pounds, and the ethics of a doctor who would do this to someone.
Full story, plus video here.