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- Jun 1, 2006
I have been having a running battle with Cather's. Being a man I first tried the condom Cather's. These worked for about 2 months. Irritation to the glue developed and I was forced to go to a permanent (30 day change rate) Cather. I have been on these for about 8 months.
I started to develop bladder spasms about 45 days ago where I would feel like I needed to pee real bad, and the urine would flow outside my Cather. My Hospice nurse said no problem, just needed to flush out the Cather. What was clogging up the Cather's tip? Blood clots.
It has gotten worse since then. They have put me on anti spasm meds for my bladder vesacare I think is what it is called, 5 mm.
To make a long story shorter, nurse has been out 4 times in past 7 days trying to come up with a solution. Spasms are very bad and frequent. We went from a 18 French to a 20 French still same problem.
Two days ago flushed 4 times and over 50% of the sterile water solution came back on the outside of the Cather. It did not help.
Last night a really bad spasm hit and I deflated the balloon and removed the Cather. I put on 2 pairs of depends and several absorbent pads for my bed and just let the urine go where it wanted all night. Just wore out fighting this battle.
Still in pain this am, I am trying to get in to see a urologist, but meanwhile just sitting in pee 24/7:idea:
Any ideas, clues, suggestions, :?: