If you are a caregiver of the teen or young adult getting the tube, and you know your loved one can sometimes be a little uncooperative, you might be called on to help hold them during the placement. During the Procedure Some teens and young adults may be taught how to place the tube themselves during the procedure. This helps them know what to do in the future by having firsthand experience. Throughout the procedure you or your loved one may be asked to sip water from a straw to help pass the tube down to the stomach. A nurse will determine how far to place the tube by measuring the length from nose to the tip of the earlobe to the midpoint between the breastbone and belly button.
A guard padlocks the zip. Prison issue orange parkas are passed out and you gratefully slip into its soft silky warmth. You try to zip it up, but there are no holes for your hands. A guard pulls a crotch strap from the back of your parka, and fastens it at the front.