Joey got a g-tube when he was 16 days old. He got a mickey-button right off the bat. He had been in the hospital the time of the surgery for other reasons and stayed another week after that for reason he was in the hospital in the first place.
He developed no complications from the surgery. It took weeks for the skin around the site to heal but we knew that was normal. We keep two pieces of Mepliex Transfer around the site to protect the skin on the stomach and to absorb draining from the tube and stomach and change the dressing at least once a day.
It does drive me nuts at times, but over all it has been a positive experience and saved his life! I am happy to answer any questions about g-tubes! Feel free to email me