“We love how small, soft and flexible the MiniONE® is.  It has a long balloon life so we don’t need to change it frequently.”

-Charlotte’s Mom


Charlotte has Chronic Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction and Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome and uses the AMT MiniONE® Balloon Button.  The surgeon chose this tube due to the shape and size of the balloon.

We love how small, soft and flexible the MiniONE® is.  It has a long balloon life so we don’t need to change it frequently.  The individual packets of lubricant and stiffeners help make the insertion very easy.  The extension sets are superior to the Mic-key® ones because they are flexible, easily rinse clean and HELLO THEY’RE PURPLE!  Also, the reinforced med-port has been amazing.



Charlotte previously had a Mic-key ® GJ button.  After she got a second separate stoma, we placed a MiniONE® and she is fed about 19 hours a day.  She has been using the AMT MiniONE® for 4 years with no complaints.

Charlotte is 10 years old and is an avid reader who wants to go to MIT to become an engineer.  She is working with a friend to invent a flying car.  She is the second of 4 kids and is so sweet with her little siblings.  Known as the family “cruise director”, Charlotte is always planning, scheming, and organizing.  She is also very crafty and artistic.

As she gets older and is becoming more fashion-conscious, her MiniONE® is discreet and has a smaller profile under clothing.  Having a tube has never stopped Charlotte from participating in activities.  She can belly-crawl in the sand the beach, swim, go on rides at Disneyland, rock climb, you name it.  She is “plugged in” 19 hours a day but there is not much she hasn’t done.