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    SCI-nurse - I thought massage was to be avoided -...

    SCI-nurse - I thought massage was to be avoided - at least deep massage in paralyzed legs - something about small blod clots possibly coming loose and traveling to the lungs. This not believed...
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    Yeah - I agree about the immodium being a bad...

    Yeah - I agree about the immodium being a bad idea - but doc and nurse agreed otherwise, and now he's on it, twice a day. Also doc said no tests untill 5 days after antibiotics treatment finished,...
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    Thanks everyone - sort of what I thought too. But...

    Thanks everyone - sort of what I thought too. But nurse says she has to follow doctor's orders, thus to try immodium first. Of course he can just not take it - but then is left to fend for himself....
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    Bisacodyl mini-enemas exists, in Denmark - they...

    Bisacodyl mini-enemas exists, in Denmark - they are called Toilax - produced by: Orion Corporation, Espoo, Finland. (I'm not a representative either, just copying off the box..) We use them for the...
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    Cranberry and antibiotics

    My boyfriend has been hospitalized with a severely inflamed leg - erypsipelas, I think they called it. Got a week of IV, now home with two different antibiotics, dicillin and vepicombin. He has...
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    My boyfriend has a doctor that will only...

    My boyfriend has a doctor that will only prescribe him immodium along with a bag of prunes:-) He uses it only when traveling - seems to work fine - he always brings home the prune bag unopened.... ...
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    Hi KLD! I seem to remember that if you have a...

    Hi KLD! I seem to remember that if you have a draining wound, you would be loosing zinc, and thus should take it to sort of re-stock.... Not true either?
  8. Thread: question

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    But triceps is c7. While with both c5 and c6 you...

    But triceps is c7. While with both c5 and c6 you should have good biceps, but no triceps. Not sure I read you right - are your biceps movements also only very slight?
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    Yeah - actually pretty sure you'll get a result -...

    Yeah - actually pretty sure you'll get a result - a few hours later when in your chair...:-P

    My boyfriend sometimes uses two to get a more thorough clean-out (that is, his old PCA likes to do this...
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    There are other Jay cushions, like the J2 and the...

    There are other Jay cushions, like the J2 and the Jay deep, meant for people more at risk. But the place you mention your sores are, isn't where the gel is -it's just foam at front. And that foam you...
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    My boyfriend had a small wound right above his...

    My boyfriend had a small wound right above his butthole for more than a year too. It's healed now. He had some kind of silver solution dabbed into it once a week, and, nurse said no digital...
  12. There are mini enemas with the same stuff in them...

    There are mini enemas with the same stuff in them as the magic bullet (bisacodyl, I think). For my BF, they do a real thorough job of cleaning him out. Only uses them once a week, and then in bed....
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    Hi wwmm! There are several ways to manage a...

    Hi wwmm!

    There are several ways to manage a peg and the feeding - I don't believe all of them requires the checking every 3 hours, night included. Sleep for both patient and carer is certainly a...
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    rtr - I am a caregiver, both in private and...

    rtr - I am a caregiver, both in private and professional:-)
    I looked at pics of the Liko Viking S - looks a lot like the ones I'm used to - but I worry a bit about the wheels - looks kind of small -...
  15. Thread: Ankle Sore

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    Been there several times - it's a malleol wound!...

    Been there several times - it's a malleol wound! Instead of boots my boyfriend uses a homemade long "pillow", filled with bean bag stuff, that straps all around the ankle with velcro -just above the...
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    Guldmann is what we have always used - you can...

    Guldmann is what we have always used - you can find them here:
    http://www.guldmann.com/Default.aspx?ID=2824&ProductID=PROD56
    - although ours is an older version - made in 1990 actually. Has worked...
  17. In Denmark it's IC for those who can do it...

    In Denmark it's IC for those who can do it themselves, and Foley or SP for the rest, mostly. Clamping of catheters is still recommended here, so no shrunken bladders.
  18. Thread: Acupuncter

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    Me, I've sort of wondered if acupuncture - or the...

    Me, I've sort of wondered if acupuncture - or the related zone-therapy (of the feet) - might be helpful in emptying the bladder or bowels.

    Imagine how great if you could just have a certain part...
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    Tweetybird - thanks, and I think you're right...

    Tweetybird - thanks, and I think you're right about the belt - it should be low, and I hope it is, well - low enough... The quad belly - I'm really hoping to hear from other quads - BF is 22 years...
  20. Thread: SpAsMs......grrrr

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    They did a trial here in Denmark with the...

    They did a trial here in Denmark with the Ferticare (penile vibration) for spasms - and came up with some decent results, as far as I remember, but can't find the documentation right now....
    Besides...
  21. Thread: crazy or not

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    Hi Cypresss - since you mention brain scans, I...

    Hi Cypresss - since you mention brain scans, I wonder if you really are more worried that you may have some brain injury on top of your SCI? I've seen in research, that this is rather usual for...
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    Interesting - but how about leaks from, say, bad...

    Interesting - but how about leaks from, say, bad welding - as happens with legbags and bedbags sometimes. Seems to me like a wet sock & shoe & lower trouser leg are more "bearable" than what I...
  23. Thread: Dilemma

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    Hi Michaela! I'm writing from Denmark. And,no...

    Hi Michaela! I'm writing from Denmark. And,no (you may already know this,) the: "..they may have "funky" water over there with bacteria in it that your body isn't used to", is not true. Water is...
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    LOL - sittinsux - about me, and BF,...

    LOL - sittinsux - about me, and BF, over-analyzing the situation:-) Yeah - even though I despise how that nurse has interfered with his control of his own body, this may not be the only reason for...
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    CWO - I've talked at length with KLD about the...

    CWO - I've talked at length with KLD about the dig stim issue in another thread. He sure needs it to finish up, or else will have daily accidents. We delt with this for a whole year and are now...
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