Have you seen this video going around of Mos Def having a Guantanamo Bay style feeding tube put in?
Have you read any of the stories in the news going on and on about how awful and disgusting the process is in relation to the Guantanamo Bay situation?
Do you remember Kathie Lee and Hoda talking about the feeding tube diet fad last year (fast forward to about 5:11 into the video)?
Feeding tubes are a useful tool when used appropriately. NG tubes *can* be traumatic to put in. But the media keeps leaving out one important thing: many adults and children (like mine) are alive because of feeding tubes.
I really wish the media could separate "feeding tube" and "reason it's being used."
Then again, that's true of a lot of things in the media these days....