Our Little Jacob

This is a blog detailing the daily struggles of having a child with Spastic Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy. My son is 1 of 2 surviving triplets. My son and his identical twin brother Logan who passed away at 6.5 months old had Twin to Twin Transfusion before they were born. They were delivered at 28 weeks to try and save all 3 of their lives. I have a hard time connecting with other parents raising children with severe disabilities so, I thought I would branch away from my other blog to blog just about my son and his special needs in hope of reaching out and supporting other moms dealing with similar issues.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Vitamix Blender for G-Tube Fed Child on a Blended Diet

I was personally looking at a different brand blender...but a fellow mom with a g-tube fed child told me about this blender and the program they had to offer for g-tube patients :-)

I called the company today and asked about the program. I was referred to a sales representative. They took my information as a prospective buyer. They give a 25% discount off the Vitamix 5200 Blender. The retail on the starter package is $449.00 They sell the demonstration models (nor refurbished according to the person I talked to) He said these blenders were only used a handful of times during product demonstrations of the model. These demo models sell for $399.00

So they will sell it to you for 299.25 plus tax and they give free shipping. They apparently still come with a 7 year warrenty as well.

To get this you must
1. 1st contract them and given them your info.
2. They give you a fax number and then the name of the sales person
3. You must contact you (your child's) doctor and have them write a letter stating you child has a g-tube and that they are on a blended diet.
4. The doctor must fax the letter to the company with the sales person's name.
5. Once they receive the letter from the MD they will call you back and let you know it is received. At that time you may order the blender or you can get the sales person's contact info and direct extension and call them back to order it at a later time.

I have not ordered it yet. I plan to research it more 1st to see if I want this one more than the other blender I have been looking at. I also plan to call the other company to see if they offer a similar program.


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  4. I have two kids with G-tubes one is 4 and the other 2. And the vitamix is the only way to go hands down. There is no blender as good and no better company than vitamix. I spent $830.00 on other blenders that wont work near as well as vitamix. Do yourself a huge favor and get a vitamix.