I had my suprapubic catheter surgery on June 4th. It didn't start out well (9 days of not being able to keep food or liquid down due to spasms etc.) and it has been bleeding and oozing green stuff ever since. It's also still pretty raw on the left side of the catheter site.
I'm still in rehab due to spasms and the only time anyone besides the nurses even bothered to look at the site since the surgery was back in June when I saw the urologist because a sizable lump had formed on the left side of the opening and it caused quite a bit of AD. At that appointment the urologist ripped the stitch free from the bit of skin that was still holding it and said it 'looked fine'. The hard lump had nearly disappeared during the horrible night before the appointment. The site bled quote a bit and I woke up with severe spasms and AD. When the nurses decided to have a look at the catheter site there was a lot of blood (and dried blood packed in around the catheter).
The site has healed quite a bit since then, but the left side refuses to. It's still pretty raw and it seems like most of the blood and green stuff comes from that side and the bottom of the site. The doctor here didn't look at it, but changed my dressing changes for once every second day (it had been once a day), but the patient care coordinator got it changed back to once per day after having a look at things. I still need extra gauze and most of the time it soaks through those extra layers too.
On July 18th I had an appointment for my first catheter change. The urology tech deflated the balloon (all the water came out) and tugged, and pulled and twisted, and pulled harder. The catheter wouldn't budge! It did however make my insides spasms so violently I swear it felt like he was ripping my insides out! He got the urologist to come in and he tried himself with no luck.
Tomorrow I am booked into the OR so he can have a look and see what's happening. He doesn't seem to know what could cause the catheter to effectively get 'stuck' inside my bladder.
My urine has been full of what one nurse described as large bits that look like skin that had been peeled off of a sun burn for weeks now. This has pretty much been ignored. There is also some small blood clots in my urine sometimes, but I'm guessing this can be expected.
Has anyone else ever had a suprapubic catheter stuck inside them like this? The most 'concerning' part is the urologist's reaction. He really didn't have any idea what could be causing this. I'm just really hoping that this doesn't happen with every catheter change...