Feeding My Daughter

Feeding tubes rule. My daughter Moy Moy has had one in her stomach for seven months now. She has gained nearly twenty pounds and she looks like a whole new girl. Before her surgery, it took us up to an hour to get her to drink an eight-ounce glass of milk; a meal could take twice that long. Between bites, she would have violent coughing spells that shook her whole body. Swallowing had become such an effort that our doctor reckoned most...

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Jo McGowan, a Commonweal columnist, writes from Deradoon, India.