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jweeks wrote:
What we do for our men.......cause there is still the memories of happy times and love.
Dale has been wearing a condom catheter for a year and a half. What I'm trying to learn to do efficiently now is cleaning up after number two. I'm certainly glad for the hospital bed. It makes that job so much easier. I never studied to be a nurse. This is on-the-job training. :x

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Leone Carroll (75); wife of Dale (75) who passed away March 23, 2011


Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:11 pm
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Leone, my experience for just 'number two' favors those diaper-like disposables, preferably the ones with the button-elastic fasteners on the sides. Easier to take off and put on. Of course, the Depends adjustable can be split down the sides for removal, too. Hugs!

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Pat [68] married to Derek [84] for 38 years; husband dx PDD/LBD 2005, probably began 2002 or earlier; late stage and in a SNF as of January 2011. Hospitalized 11/2/2013 and discharged to home Hospice. Passed away at home on 11/9/2013.


Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:15 pm
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Get those gloves on and breathe through the mouth :lol:


Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:04 pm
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Thanks for your input... The smell is not strong. Perhaps I'm used to it because I've been cleaning Dale up at the toilet for several months.

At this point, I've just been cutting his pull ups on both sides. One thing that is great about the hospital bed is that he has the bars to hang on to when I move him one way and then the other. With the bed cane, it was only on one side. This is a piece of cake in comparison.

Oddly, having Dale in the hospital bed really changes everything. The whole situation is so much calmer. He is still delusional, however. Tonight, there was a train in the bedroom and we needed to be careful about the tracks.

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Leone Carroll (75); wife of Dale (75) who passed away March 23, 2011


Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:12 pm
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I hope that train doesn't keep you awake tonight! Are you living on the wrong side of the tracks? :lol:

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Pat [68] married to Derek [84] for 38 years; husband dx PDD/LBD 2005, probably began 2002 or earlier; late stage and in a SNF as of January 2011. Hospitalized 11/2/2013 and discharged to home Hospice. Passed away at home on 11/9/2013.


Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:23 pm
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mockturtle wrote:
I hope that train doesn't keep you awake tonight! Are you living on the wrong side of the tracks? :lol:
In a strange sort of way, I'm feeling very blessed right now... so I guess I must be living on the right side of the tracks right now. I'm feeling the love and prayers of a lot of friends.

Sending love, Pat.....

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Leone Carroll (75); wife of Dale (75) who passed away March 23, 2011


Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:43 pm
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Leone, I hope your blessings continue! Hugs galore! :P

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Pat [68] married to Derek [84] for 38 years; husband dx PDD/LBD 2005, probably began 2002 or earlier; late stage and in a SNF as of January 2011. Hospitalized 11/2/2013 and discharged to home Hospice. Passed away at home on 11/9/2013.


Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:00 pm
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Getting away from the choo choo. I've tried the condom catheter for 5 nights...the 1st 2 were great and what a blessing to have a clean bed and pj's in the morning...then Wayne pulled the hose part off in the morning sometime before he woke up and that wasn't too big of a mess but then the last 2 night he has pulled the hose off before any urine gets into the bad and because he only had a pull up on, it was a huge mess.

Any suggestions? I thought about taping the hose to the condom. Well, I haven't been getting very good rest thinking of him and if it is hurting or twisted so probably will go back to king size diapers and mess.


Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:43 am
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Yes, tape the connection. I use Nexcare waterproof tape, found in the bandaid department. I took my roll of Nexcare to the SNF and left a sign on his bedside stand about taping the catheter tubing connection but they haven't always gotten the message. I tape it if I have the opportunity. I've walked in on a few messes in the morning where the tubing had come loose and, with an indwelling catheter, the tubing connectors, once having been apart are contaminated and need to be replaced.

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Pat [68] married to Derek [84] for 38 years; husband dx PDD/LBD 2005, probably began 2002 or earlier; late stage and in a SNF as of January 2011. Hospitalized 11/2/2013 and discharged to home Hospice. Passed away at home on 11/9/2013.


Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:33 am
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Jweeks,
I've had a couple of unsuccessful nights since we started using the condom catheter but when Ken pulls the tube it's because I've forgotten to put one of his 'fidget tools' in his hands before bed. I now make sure he has something to pull on other than that tube, and I keep a little light-weight blanket on the side that the tube goes into the bag and immediately cover up the tube and place his hand on top of the blanket so he can't accidently find the tube. I also had a big puddle one morning because I forgot to close the drain tube (but Ken was dry!). I'm a huge fan of the condom catheter, I wish I had started using it a year ago. Sher

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Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:56 pm
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Sher, you mentioned fidget tools. What do you use for them? Do they work? Del is constantly plucking at his clothes and I think he needs something on his hands. Does he keep this in his hands at night? Thanks, Nan


Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:52 pm
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Do they all pluck at their clothes? Derek does it all the time.

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Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:12 am
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Just a bunch of little pluckers!! Nan


Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:50 am
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Well, at least they're not motherpluckers! :P

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Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:51 am
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This thread is getting way off target.... but Dale is a lot more 'busy' with his hands now. He not only grabs the bedclothes but he imagines he has things in his hands. His hands are now looking claw-like. He can't feed himself because of that ... and I rarely hand him anything to put in his mouth because he drops it.

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