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    Yesterday, 01:55 AM
    Thanks for this. Do you usually attach the bag to the foley before doing the insertion, and then need to use 2 pairs of sterile gloves, or somehow...
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    11-20-2017, 03:57 PM
    Thanks for your post. Yes, I have a small kit like this I just ordered. I just wish it came with some basic instructions. It is tricky to use it...
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    11-19-2017, 08:27 PM
    He is L3 ASIA C incomplete, with flaccid bladder for years, now with increasing pressures for the past years and on tropsium. He is closely...
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    11-18-2017, 10:24 PM
    My Dad is a 75 year old paraplegic that does CIC during the day, and places a foley at night to be able to sleep through the night. He is completely...
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    11-13-2017, 12:21 PM
    My Dad also is an aging paraplegic with a lower motor neuron injury. When he went through a period with looser stools, his gastroenterologist also...
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    11-08-2017, 10:21 AM
    Sorry if I missed this, but what were your problems/complaints about using Gent instillations for UTI prevention? Yes, it is not to treat UTIs that...
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    11-06-2017, 06:37 PM
    hlh replied to a thread Discussion about Megacolon in Care
    And I would tend to agree with you, as would my Dad's doctors and nurses. Everything is a balances of risks and possible benefits.
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    11-06-2017, 02:44 PM
    hlh replied to a thread Discussion about Megacolon in Care
    No. This is a widespread colon problem, from chronic changes due to denervation, flaccid musculature and chronic constipation, which affect...
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    11-06-2017, 12:59 PM
    hlh replied to a thread Discussion about Megacolon in Care
    So, I'd like to have some discussion here about this problem My Dad has megacolon. My father is an older paraplegic. 75 years old, injured...
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    11-06-2017, 11:53 AM
    hlh replied to a thread Discussion about Megacolon in Care
    I hear you. FYI - a colonoscopy is how they diagnose Megacolon, in most cases. You can't diagnose it by history/asking questions. And probably...
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    11-01-2017, 03:07 PM
    hlh replied to a thread compression stockings in Equipment
    I agree that these take some practice and direction. But they are safer than Ace wraps or the other wraps typically applied by therapists for...
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    11-01-2017, 02:02 PM
    hlh replied to a thread compression stockings in Equipment
    Those are excellent. My father also has a pair of these that he wears on his upper leg when his edema is severe. He wears them in combination with...
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    10-31-2017, 10:12 PM
    hlh replied to a thread Oxycodone & Edema in Pain
    Elevate them. Compression stockings. Furosemide... not a great idea. Will make you dehydrated instead. Change to a different opioid pain...
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    10-30-2017, 11:43 AM
    hlh replied to a thread compression stockings in Equipment
    That's an incredibly cheap price for custom stockings. They are more expensive in the US. And in the US, many (most?) insurance companies do not...
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    10-26-2017, 09:36 PM
    So sorry you are suffering with this. Hang in there. You'll get through it. Honestly, if I were you I'd ask them to put in a foley while they...
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    10-25-2017, 10:50 PM
    hlh replied to a thread Bladder routine question in Care
    I also wonder about what bladder meds / anti-cholinergics you are taking, and what your last urodynamic test looked like. That is a brutal...
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    10-24-2017, 01:59 PM
    hlh replied to a thread peristeen accessories? in Equipment
    Insane....good? Or bad? it is a lot cheaper than if you buy them at a provider. and if you wash and re-use, then $10 lasts a long time, no? ...
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    10-23-2017, 09:04 PM
    hlh replied to a thread peristeen accessories? in Equipment
    We ordered them from Canada. Look around at the various Canadian distributors online, choose the one with the cheapest price. Not all will ship to...
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    10-22-2017, 09:42 PM
    This is good advice. We have had this problem multiple times. The sample was collected with a catheterization ... which is about as clean as you...
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