Hi all. My FIL has been hospitalized since 12/10, he had 2 liters fluid removed from his lungs, then his blood pressure was really low. Anyway on Saturday they put in a feeding tube because he is having trouble swallowing and is malnurished. So the hospital is saying they are going to keep him another 2 weeks to make sure the tube is working and he’s getting nutrition and then they will send him to rehab for 2 weeks for physical therapy and then he’ll be sent home. does this sound right? And what kind of care will he need with a feeding tube? Will he need a visiting nurse? Or will a family member have to be trained on how to use it? Honestly he hasn’t been taking care of himself since he moved out here this summer. He was malnourished when he was hospitalized on 12/6 so he hasn’t been eating for some time now. He lives with my BIL, he helps them out financially and I really don’t think either of them realize that someone is going to have to work the feeding tube, someone will have to administer the food as well as try to unclog the line at times. Is it realistic for him to come home with a feeding tube? Even if he could afford a caregiver, he wouldn’t hire one. I don’t know if he will qualify for IHSS and even if he does, then there is the matter of finding a qualified caregiver. Wondering what your experiences are with feeding tubes & patients at home? Is it a lot of work? Requires a lot of training?