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    Quad poop?

    I have a friend who has become a quad from cancer. She is taking opioids for pain and its made her constipated. She was a para so was use to digital stim for her bowel program.
    Now she needs to know how quads poop? Any and all ideas would be appreciated.

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    water water water and perhaps a stool softener and suppository/dig

    im sure KLD or CWO will be along here soon with there outstanding wealth of info.
    Last edited by air ohs; 11-02-2019 at 10:05 AM.

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    Enemeez OR Magic Bullet then digital stimulation. Diet and stool softeners. Keep stool formed. No hard lumps. CWO
    Last edited by SCI-Nurse; 11-02-2019 at 03:14 AM.
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    Thanks. Keep the info coming. How does a quad with floppy fingers do digital stim?
    Last edited by baldfatdad; 11-02-2019 at 08:31 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldfatdad View Post
    Thanks. Keep the info coming. How does a quad with floppy fingers do digital stim?
    Some use a digital stimulation device (also a suppository inserter), which usually requires tenodesis. Those with higher injuries generally require a caregiver for this. Examples:

    https://www.amazon.com/Physical-Ther.../dp/B07PF1DPNB
    https://www.4mdmedical.com/sure-grip...-inserter.html

    If using Enemeez, I have yet to see a device that allows someone with a cervical injury to independently insert this.

    If this person is on opioid pain medication, in addition to a stool softener taken routinely (1000 mg. daily of DSS or Colace) they may want to routinely include a stimulant laxative (senna or bisacodyl tablets) and/or osmotic laxative (Miralax, milk of magnesia, etc.). Generally not recommended for long term use in SCI, but for someone like your friend, this would be a good remedy.


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