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  • darlagee22's Avatar
    Today, 07:11 AM
    darlagee22 replied to a thread Mitrofanoff scar tissue in Care
    Great. That’s what I thought but the dr thinks it will damage the tunnel or something. I see her today. Nurse do you know if it will and exactly what...
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  • SCI-Nurse's Avatar
    Today, 01:47 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Bowel regime in Care
    No more than one change per week. Why do you think Metamucil will cause accidents? It takes15-30 min. for the gastrocolic reflex to kick in...
    5 replies | 149 view(s)
  • Handiman67's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:30 PM
    Handiman67 replied to a thread Bowel regime in Care
    If I stop using Senokot the night before, what would you recommend? Should I try Metamucil? I'm just so worried about incontinence. And as far as the...
    5 replies | 149 view(s)
  • RSieck's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:17 PM
    If you can transfer good/decent and are in decent shape, you should be able to transfer onto most any zero turn mower. Same goes for ATV's, UTV's...
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  • RSieck's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:09 PM
    I run a cheap(ish) 5cc foley, into 3/8" tubing down to a 32oz leg bag with a flip flow valve. I make sure the valve handle is on the inside. If left...
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  • ejl10's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:51 PM
    ejl10 replied to a thread Quad leg bag setup in Equipment
    Great, thank you! I'll try them both.
    7 replies | 99 view(s)
  • Random's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:02 PM
    Random replied to a thread Vacation at nursing? in Caregiving
    Do you have anyone who might deliver this message for you more firmly than is comfortable for you? I’m not sure I understand. Who employs these...
    6 replies | 97 view(s)
  • SCI-Nurse's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:32 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Quad leg bag setup in Equipment
    Bard flip-flow or Hollister vinyl bag (as above). (KLD)
    7 replies | 99 view(s)
  • ejl10's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:58 PM
    ejl10 replied to a thread Quad leg bag setup in Equipment
    It's the add-on valve, as I wasn't able to operate the twist one. Trouble is, the flip lever gets caught on the fabric of my pants and opens...
    7 replies | 99 view(s)
  • Domosoyo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:34 PM
    Domosoyo replied to a thread Mitrofanoff scar tissue in Care
    Also, couldn't you just cap the funnel end of the cath? When you need to empty take out the cap and direct the flow into a urinal. Not sure if you...
    5 replies | 76 view(s)
  • SCI-Nurse's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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)
    7 replies | 99 view(s)
  • SCI-Nurse's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
    6 replies | 97 view(s)
  • SCI-Nurse's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
    5 replies | 149 view(s)
  • SCI-Nurse's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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....
    5 replies | 76 view(s)
  • ejl10's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
    7 replies | 99 view(s)
  • pfcs49's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
    6 replies | 97 view(s)
  • SCI-Nurse's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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)
    7 replies | 99 view(s)
  • funklab's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
    6 replies | 97 view(s)
  • tvot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
    6 replies | 97 view(s)
  • Handiman67's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
    5 replies | 149 view(s)
  • darlagee22's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
    5 replies | 76 view(s)
  • pfcs49's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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.
    6 replies | 97 view(s)
  • Michael28's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
    0 replies | 55 view(s)
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