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  • SCI-Nurse's Avatar
    Today, 05:55 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Quad leg bag setup in Equipment
    Are you using the standard twist valve on your Urocare bag or the add-on flip valve? (KLD)
    4 replies | 47 view(s)
  • SCI-Nurse's Avatar
    Today, 05:50 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Vacation at nursing? in Caregiving
    You would have to pay for this unless you have long-term care insurance or a private insurance that covers respite care, and few facilities would...
    5 replies | 41 view(s)
  • SCI-Nurse's Avatar
    Today, 05:44 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Bowel regime in Care
    No, obstructive megacolon is not diagnosed with a colonoscopy. You should have better bowel care results doing it 30 after a meal that includes...
    3 replies | 108 view(s)
  • SCI-Nurse's Avatar
    Today, 05:36 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Mitrofanoff scar tissue in Care
    If you use a straight catheter with a funnel end, you can attach any drainage bag to it easily. You don't need a prescription to buy a drainage bag....
    3 replies | 42 view(s)
  • ejl10's Avatar
    Today, 05:33 PM
    ejl10 replied to a thread Quad leg bag setup in Equipment
    Thanks for the tip Rustyjames! I'll give that one a try. KLD - thanks for the recommendation. I've seen that mentioned here before, and a lot of...
    4 replies | 47 view(s)
  • pfcs49's Avatar
    Today, 05:30 PM
    pfcs49 replied to a thread Vacation at nursing? in Caregiving
    I looked at your profile. Audiophile? Me too, and I play trumpet as much as possible. Music is transformative. Apple trees? Tell us a little; it...
    5 replies | 41 view(s)
  • SCI-Nurse's Avatar
    Today, 05:27 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Quad leg bag setup in Equipment
    Do you use a power chair? If so, have you considered an electric leg bag drainage valve? (KLD)
    4 replies | 47 view(s)
  • funklab's Avatar
    Today, 05:22 PM
    funklab replied to a thread Vacation at nursing? in Caregiving
    I bet you could find a nursing home to take you in for a few days if you offered to pay cash. Might have to call around a bit until you found...
    5 replies | 41 view(s)
  • tvot's Avatar
    Today, 05:13 PM
    tvot replied to a thread Vacation at nursing? in Caregiving
    I think I'll just tell them are we done? Yes? OK now go home. I told my morning PCA last month don't come in tomorrow, with no explanation. I had my...
    5 replies | 41 view(s)
  • Handiman67's Avatar
    Today, 05:02 PM
    Handiman67 replied to a thread Bowel regime in Care
    Thank you very much for your response. I am desperate for suggestions to help relieve my severe stomach and groin pain that I have had for several...
    3 replies | 108 view(s)
  • darlagee22's Avatar
    Today, 04:59 PM
    darlagee22 replied to a thread Mitrofanoff scar tissue in Care
    I've been doing it with the stiff cath and circling it like you said for about 6 months. I don't know how to attach a regular cath to a leg bag. For...
    3 replies | 42 view(s)
  • pfcs49's Avatar
    Today, 03:18 PM
    pfcs49 replied to a thread Vacation at nursing? in Caregiving
    Don't know if it's possible, but you can dream, can't you?! And sorry to hear your life is being compromised by broken persons.
    5 replies | 41 view(s)
  • Michael28's Avatar
    Today, 03:18 PM
    Purchased brand new from Restorative Therapies for more than $20,000+ Price is $9,000. Excellent condition. Boxed up and ready to ship. Even...
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  • tvot's Avatar
    Today, 03:13 PM
    tvot started a thread Vacation at nursing? in Caregiving
    Is it possible that I can spend 3 nights in a nursing home to get away from my 2 pca's. I'm tired of them bitching about each other. They get 5 to 6...
    5 replies | 41 view(s)
  • McLaren87's Avatar
    Today, 03:06 PM
    McLaren87 replied to a thread Help with new computer in Computers
    Get at least 16GB of RAM and make sure the storage is a SSD - do not do a hybrid drive. I agree with gearhead, HP's suck.
    2 replies | 86 view(s)
  • Rustyjames's Avatar
    Today, 02:34 PM
    Rustyjames replied to a thread Quad leg bag setup in Equipment
    Try using a Hollister 9085 bag.
    4 replies | 47 view(s)
  • ejl10's Avatar
    Today, 01:25 PM
    ejl10 started a thread Quad leg bag setup in Equipment
    Hey everyone, I've been using a leg bag for the past four or five months. I use a Urocare reusable latex bag on my upper thigh attached directly...
    4 replies | 47 view(s)
  • alissa's Avatar
    Today, 01:04 PM
    alissa replied to a thread Mitrofanoff scar tissue in Care
    Do you know for sure it's scar tissue? I had problems getting in after 20 years of no issues. I would not allow my bladder to get too full. Then I...
    3 replies | 42 view(s)
  • darlagee22's Avatar
    Today, 12:21 PM
    The entry to my Mitrofanoff is very constricted with scar tissue and the past few days has been extremely hard to get the catheter in. I use the...
    3 replies | 42 view(s)
  • tarheelandy's Avatar
    Today, 12:04 PM
    I use mine everyday and have for 12 yrs. I like how it makes me feel standing up and how I can move my legs. I watch TV or read a book while...
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  • Tetracyclone's Avatar
    Today, 10:47 AM
    Tetracyclone replied to a thread My Health ? in Care
    I had the use of Cipro lead to kidney disease. I was terribly weak and ill for 4 months.
    5 replies | 146 view(s)
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