Tuesday 25 July 2017

Devoted dad puts feeding tube port on his stomach to look like his son (3) who suffers from a heart defect

Image: thelifeofchaceelijah/Instagram
Image: thelifeofchaceelijah/Instagram
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A devoted dad glued a feeding tube port on his stomach in an effort to support his three-year-old son, who suffers from a heart defect.

Robert Selby, from Virginia, shared a photo to Instagram of him posing in the mirror with his son Chace, with both of them proudly showing a feeding tube port on their stomachs.

In the post, which has since gone viral explained how Chace has a congenital heart defect which has led to him being underweight.

"My Mr is sucking in his stomach, trying to show off his abs like his daddy, but all you see are his little ribs," he wrote.

"I just cut and glued one of his G-tubes on me to show support for him. He has a congenital heart defect called Tetralogy of Fallot and he uses a feeding-tube (g-tube) to help with him being underweight due to him not eating orally as much.

"But as long as I'm breathing, I'll always support my son and he'll never be in a fight alone."

The post has since been shared on the Miracles and Messes Instagram page and has gained over 118,000 likes.

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