If you or a loved one is discharged from a hospital with a gastrostomy tube or G-tube, knowing how to care for the stoma and G-tube, including tips to avoid infection as well as the signs of infection, is critical to maintaining your health. This video walks through simple steps of G-tube care.
You don't have to eat a special diet just because you've had a colostomy. Most foods, chewed well and eaten slowly, won't give you problems--unless they did before. But you may need to be more aware of foods that cause gas or odor and foods that make your stool too runny or too hard.