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  1. thanks for your comments your set up seems quite...

    thanks for your comments your set up seems quite like my dads. I envy that you are able to have great success at night with a leg bag. Have to run now, will post more later; please keep comments...
  2. Better leg bags and what's up with flocked backed bags?

    Hello All: It's been about 6 months since I've been here and Ive had great help in dealing with my father's (he's aged/incontinent but ambulatory) urinary drainage issues at night. We've done pretty...
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    Okay then; this is helpful..

    Okay then; this is helpful..
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    another question: how long should the skin be...

    another question: how long should the skin be aired?
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    Well I dunno Ive been told its some sort of vent...

    Well I dunno Ive been told its some sort of vent but maybe that was wrong It is a square shaped impression in the plastic maybe 1" on each side. Inside the impression is a circular shape that has...
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    Yes that seems to be what happens. The day bag at...

    Yes that seems to be what happens. The day bag at night seemed to work fine last night. It drained a good bit, dunno if any was left in the tube but the condom was in good shape. Which will help us...
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    Welll one good thing: that downhill arrangement...

    Welll one good thing: that downhill arrangement (diaper slit/thigh strap/under knee) is keeping the condom on perfect. So despite a column of urine in the tube, the condom is dry and it is in good...
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    Well some mixed results so far. I went w/ Paton's...

    Well some mixed results so far. I went w/ Paton's suggestion and this seemed to help the drainage really well. I cut a slot in the diaper for the condom (I think this is important) and used the thigh...
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    Paton: Yes I am going to try just that such...

    Paton: Yes I am going to try just that such arrangement tonight. It seems like a very good idea, the hip arrangement was suggested by Laozi, so I guess that is why I did it. I have no better...
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    QUestion for Administrator: I attempted to create...

    QUestion for Administrator: I attempted to create a separate thread for the external condom question. Now I am confused was it moved to this thread or did I just post it wrong? very confused as I...
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    The diaper is necessary other wise there will be...

    The diaper is necessary other wise there will be a mess in the bed almost daily. How to avoid a diaper and not get bed soiled? Suggestions? Or suggest just using a diaper and then if there is a lot...
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    Yeah I think the condom is somewhat resistant to...

    Yeah I think the condom is somewhat resistant to water, my wife reports that she gives dad a bath with condom on and the condom has remained on, at least sometimes. I think the main problem is the...
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    Help w/ external condom catheter...

    This is related to my previous thread on the night bag issue. We take care of my dad, he is 86, he does not have a spinal injury, rather he is like 100% incontinent with his bladder, he leaks urine...
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    So last night didnt work so well. Had to replace...

    So last night didnt work so well. Had to replace one condom right off, I think it was a combination of twisting and the urine back up from the night bag. THe new one didnt last the night, it was...
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    Hello Paton: You mentioned upthread that you are...

    Hello Paton: You mentioned upthread that you are concerned about the night drainage until the vacuum is created. Well how do you know a vacuum has been created and how do you create one?

    By...
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    Dammit, this situation is still effed up. I used...

    Dammit, this situation is still effed up. I used an alcohol prep pad to wipe the penis and got a real good fit, the condom rolled up easy and all the way to the base. Now an hour later, it has...
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    Yeah okay, I am going to start a separate thread...

    Yeah okay, I am going to start a separate thread on the condom holding thing. I think we are making progress there, although twisting may still be an issue.

    Right now we have that thigh strap on...
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    Well it's still draining pretty well after third...

    Well it's still draining pretty well after third night. didnt collect alot only 250 CC but maybe some leaked out.

    I think the next issue is getting these condom/catheters to stay on. ANother got...
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    Oh another question: we are using one of those...

    Oh another question: we are using one of those velcro bands that go around the thigh in order to hold the tube in place along the thigh at night. But does this section of tubing being relatively...
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    Question: Can you recreate the vaccuum effect by...

    Question: Can you recreate the vaccuum effect by draining a little out of the bag? Like this evening, dad's catheter/condom came off. So we put a new one on and then set up the night bag/loop etc....
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    Still having some issues here..I checked on dad,...

    Still having some issues here..I checked on dad, he is not convinced it is working. THere was a bit of urine in the tube and upstream from the loop, so I manipulated that bit down into the bag hoping...
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    Yeah, we're doing that now. After many months...

    Yeah, we're doing that now. After many months w/o. I guess we've been using those pads from Alkare for a couple months now. Another tip was to use a blow dryer to make sure the penis is totally dry....
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    Okay, my father is not immobile, he is 86, he is...

    Okay, my father is not immobile, he is 86, he is incontinent and diabetic. He can ambulate okay, mostly with a cane. I thought I mentioned this at the outset but maybe not. Anyhow this is best forum...
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    Hey, okay that seemed to work pretty well. At...

    Hey, okay that seemed to work pretty well. At least I think so. Dad stayed in bed all night which is a big deal for him and the bag collected 400 CC. 400 maybe low for him, but who knows what normal,...
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    BUt I guess he is going to turn at night? I guess...

    BUt I guess he is going to turn at night? I guess we can tell him to get situated and the not move....He almost never has the condom come off completely, usually the problem is that the condom moves...
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