Old 02-01-2013, 08:46 AM #1 (permalink)
Syekick's Avatar
New Member
 
Join Date: 2012
City: Nashville
State: TN
Country: US
Diagnosed: 04/2012
Interest: It's given me something new to do.
Posts: 90
Syekick is on a distinguished road
Syekick Syekick is offline
New Member
Syekick's Avatar
Join Date: 2012
City: Nashville
State: TN
Country: US
Diagnosed: 04/2012
Interest: It's given me something new to do.
Posts: 90
Syekick is on a distinguished road
Default Hospital gowns, kilts, and snuggies

As a 6'4" guy finding a covering that goes to mid calf or lower for use while sitting in a wheelchair without pants has been near impossible.

I tried several hospital gowns from many companies. Most came down to just cover the knee. Buck and Buck, Silverton, and many more. Also tried the cotton T-Shirt night gowns. As I'm not lady like, when I cross my legs a gown that doesn't drape nearly to my feet is a problem, LOL.

I did consider kilts. They weren't long enough for the wheelchair for me plus they aren't cheap. (They would have looked good on me!)

I had a problem with diarrhea yesterday and needed a solution for running around the house in my PWC with family around. I tried my wife's Snuggie. That works fine. Goes about to my feet and is a soft material.

For me it looks like when I have to use a hospital gown all the time in the future, I'm going with the Snuggie.

Sad that I can't use the kilts. LOL
Syekick is offline  
Old 02-01-2013, 09:58 AM #2 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: 2012
City: mid
State: west
Country: US
Diagnosed: 01/2012
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 278
mich5 is on a very distinguished roadmich5 is on a very distinguished road
mich5 mich5 is offline
Member
Join Date: 2012
City: mid
State: west
Country: US
Diagnosed: 01/2012
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 278
mich5 is on a very distinguished roadmich5 is on a very distinguished road
Default Re: Hospital gowns, kilts, and snuggies

Interesting . . . Although I'm no where near as tall as you the snuggle would be warmer than a hospital gown, too. Thanks for the tip.
mich5 is offline  
Old 02-01-2013, 11:03 AM #3 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: 2012
City: thornton
State: co
Country: US
Diagnosed: 09/2012
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 422
patrick123 has a spectacular aura aboutpatrick123 has a spectacular aura about
patrick123 patrick123 is offline
Member
Join Date: 2012
City: thornton
State: co
Country: US
Diagnosed: 09/2012
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 422
patrick123 has a spectacular aura aboutpatrick123 has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: Hospital gowns, kilts, and snuggies

i have a snuggy and it does held hiding the goodies
patrick123 is offline  
Old 02-01-2013, 12:17 PM #4 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: 2013
City: Rajshahi
State: Rajshahi
Country: BD
Interest: No
Posts: 16
emdad24 is on a distinguished road
emdad24 emdad24 is offline
Banned
Join Date: 2013
City: Rajshahi
State: Rajshahi
Country: BD
Interest: No
Posts: 16
emdad24 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Hospital gowns, kilts, and snuggies

Interesting indeed ! you should wear what makes you easy not what people think to do you.
emdad24 is offline  
Old 02-01-2013, 01:44 PM #5 (permalink)
vickim's Avatar
Extremely Helpful Member
 
Join Date: 2012
City: aaaa
State: hmm
Country: US
Diagnosed: 03/2012
Interest: I am a friend of someone with ALS/MND.
Posts: 2,263
vickim is on a very distinguished road
vickim vickim is offline
Extremely Helpful Member
vickim's Avatar
Join Date: 2012
City: aaaa
State: hmm
Country: US
Diagnosed: 03/2012
Interest: I am a friend of someone with ALS/MND.
Posts: 2,263
vickim is on a very distinguished road
Default Re: Hospital gowns, kilts, and snuggies

I hope I did not offend but I found this online

Silvert's Adaptive clothing and footwear

Men's & Women's Disabled Adaptive Clothing
Senior

Mens Cotton Open Back Adaptive Pants - Wheelchair Pants
Item # 50230,50231
Recommend this product?

You Asked and We Listened! Open back pants are now available in breathable, quality machine washable soft polyester-cotton! Styled with two side pockets and a zipper fly. Comfortable multi-needle elastic waist with adjustable snap closure. Large back flap. Mens pants for wheelchair users offer both convenience and discretion to those who use a wheelchair, or who are incontinent or have incontinence issues. Wheelchair pants are designed for dressing from a seated position! Terrific for those that do not weight bear.

How do you put these mens wheelchair pants on?
1.The individual remains in a seated position.
2.The individuals legs are inserted into the pant legs and drawn up to the upper thigh.
3.The caregiver simply snaps the generous overlap into place. The person being dressed is left completely covered without ever having to stand.
4.Assisted disrobing is just as easy.
These mens adaptive pants for handicapped men are terrific for elderly/seniors who are disabled or wheelchair dependent. This item is usually offered in a full figure plus size range. A great product for home care, retirement and nursing home settings.
vickim is offline  
Old 02-01-2013, 01:51 PM #6 (permalink)
vickim's Avatar
Extremely Helpful Member
 
Join Date: 2012
City: aaaa
State: hmm
Country: US
Diagnosed: 03/2012
Interest: I am a friend of someone with ALS/MND.
Posts: 2,263
vickim is on a very distinguished road
vickim vickim is offline
Extremely Helpful Member
vickim's Avatar
Join Date: 2012
City: aaaa
State: hmm
Country: US
Diagnosed: 03/2012
Interest: I am a friend of someone with ALS/MND.
Posts: 2,263
vickim is on a very distinguished road
Default Re: Hospital gowns, kilts, and snuggies

My post went to moderation...... stayed tuned.
vickim is offline  
Old 02-01-2013, 02:21 PM #7 (permalink)
marypat's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: 2012
City: london
State: OHIO
Country: US
Diagnosed: 11/2010
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 272
marypat is on a distinguished road
marypat marypat is offline
Member
marypat's Avatar
Join Date: 2012
City: london
State: OHIO
Country: US
Diagnosed: 11/2010
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 272
marypat is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Hospital gowns, kilts, and snuggies

my u can find a snuggie in tartan add a big leather belt and dagger and you'd look fierce !
marypat is offline  
Old 02-01-2013, 04:20 PM #8 (permalink)
ottawa girl's Avatar
Very Helpful Member
Forum Moderator
 
Join Date: 2012
City: Ottawa
State: Ontario
Country: CA
Diagnosed: 04/2012
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 1,510
ottawa girl is on a distinguished road
ottawa girl ottawa girl is offline
Very Helpful Member
Forum Moderator

ottawa girl's Avatar
Join Date: 2012
City: Ottawa
State: Ontario
Country: CA
Diagnosed: 04/2012
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 1,510
ottawa girl is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Hospital gowns, kilts, and snuggies

Here ya go Joe. Perfect!
Attached Thumbnails
Hospital gowns, kilts, and snuggies-image.jpg  
ottawa girl is offline  
Old 02-01-2013, 06:39 PM #9 (permalink)
Syekick's Avatar
New Member
 
Join Date: 2012
City: Nashville
State: TN
Country: US
Diagnosed: 04/2012
Interest: It's given me something new to do.
Posts: 90
Syekick is on a distinguished road
Syekick Syekick is offline
New Member
Syekick's Avatar
Join Date: 2012
City: Nashville
State: TN
Country: US
Diagnosed: 04/2012
Interest: It's given me something new to do.
Posts: 90
Syekick is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Hospital gowns, kilts, and snuggies

@vickim - It is nice stuff but the legs are too short. Generally a 31" inseam. I require a 35" inseam. So in a sitting position those pants are at mid calf. Yes, I tried them and sent them back. Luckily, most men can use it. I've been having to buy tall mens sizes in pants and shirts for decades. I could dress in regular clothes. Think of me at work with a dress shirt and dress pants on. The long sleeve shirt sleeves go to about midway between the wrist and the elbow, the pants just below mid calf. I'd look like a dufus. LOL
Syekick is offline  
Old 02-01-2013, 06:40 PM #10 (permalink)
Syekick's Avatar
New Member
 
Join Date: 2012
City: Nashville
State: TN
Country: US
Diagnosed: 04/2012
Interest: It's given me something new to do.
Posts: 90
Syekick is on a distinguished road
Syekick Syekick is offline
New Member
Syekick's Avatar
Join Date: 2012
City: Nashville
State: TN
Country: US
Diagnosed: 04/2012
Interest: It's given me something new to do.
Posts: 90
Syekick is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Hospital gowns, kilts, and snuggies

LOL, thats a great idea and so funny too.


Quote:
Originally Posted by marypat View Post
my u can find a snuggie in tartan add a big leather belt and dagger and you'd look fierce !
Syekick is offline  
Old 02-01-2013, 07:26 PM #11 (permalink)
momap53's Avatar
Very Helpful Member
 
Join Date: 2011
City: EGA
State: GA
Country: US
Diagnosed: 05/2011
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 1,644
momap53 is on a distinguished road
momap53 momap53 is offline
Very Helpful Member
momap53's Avatar
Join Date: 2011
City: EGA
State: GA
Country: US
Diagnosed: 05/2011
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 1,644
momap53 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Hospital gowns, kilts, and snuggies

Any seamstresses around? I recall reading that one guy's MIL had made him a couple of kilts. There are probably patterns at the local fabric/craft store. Custom length for those long legs! You'll have to come up with some very long kneesocks though.

There are instructions for adapting your regular pants for the PWC at ALS from both sides dot org
Let us know what works
momap53 is offline  
Old 02-01-2013, 07:34 PM #12 (permalink)
marypat's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: 2012
City: london
State: OHIO
Country: US
Diagnosed: 11/2010
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 272
marypat is on a distinguished road
marypat marypat is offline
Member
marypat's Avatar
Join Date: 2012
City: london
State: OHIO
Country: US
Diagnosed: 11/2010
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 272
marypat is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Hospital gowns, kilts, and snuggies

i'd forgotten that deb. i even saved some jeans cause of that
marypat is offline  
Old 02-01-2013, 08:12 PM #13 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: 2012
City: St. Louis
State: Missouri
Country: US
Diagnosed: 11/2012
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 96
bob_s is on a distinguished road
bob_s bob_s is offline
New Member
Join Date: 2012
City: St. Louis
State: Missouri
Country: US
Diagnosed: 11/2012
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 96
bob_s is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Hospital gowns, kilts, and snuggies

Some good ideas here that I will tuck away for use all too soon, as my legs are going fast.

And I'm Scotch-Irish, but clan tartans can be expensive.
bob_s is offline  
Closed Thread

Tags
early, family, night, problem, pwc, running, wheelchair


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
currently in hospital Shaun C Do I Have ALS? Is This ALS? 5 11-03-2012 12:02 AM
Kilts Syekick People With ALS - "PALS" 21 08-07-2012 08:52 AM
Hospital bed BeckyW General Discussion About ALS/MND 16 06-06-2012 10:51 PM
Hospital BarryG People With ALS - "PALS" 110 02-29-2012 05:15 PM
In the hospital catcaniac Current Caregivers (CALS) 34 06-23-2011 11:51 AM
Mum in hospital olly General Discussion About PLS 17 02-15-2011 09:44 PM
hospital irismarie General Discussion About ALS/MND 24 10-18-2010 05:21 PM
Hospital Bed kellyh General Discussion About ALS/MND 13 01-29-2010 07:18 AM
I'm in the hospital! sharonca People With ALS - "PALS" 12 09-08-2008 02:29 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:39 AM.

 

Who we are

"We are a volunteer-driven online community that originated in 2003. We are a resource for anyone affected by ALS and MND. We are a community of like-minded and compassionate individuals. Together we are the ALS Forum and together we build this online resource and online community."

 

Want to help?

Have you found our website helpful? Do you enjoy having a place to talk to people that are knowledgeable about ALS and MND? If you have found it helpful to chat with people at different stages of the ALS/MND journey we encourage you to get involved.

Copyright © 2016