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Old 09-18-2010, 06:45 AM
 
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Father-in-law will visit us for a few months, he lives in the Philippines.
He has a catheter for incontinence. Nurse in Phils change the "draining bag" every 3 weeks.

Which clinic can we go to have the "draining bag" change while he is on vacation here in the US and how much would it cost.

Thanks,
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Old 09-18-2010, 08:29 AM
 
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Father-in-law will visit us for a few months, he lives in the Philippines.
He has a catheter for incontinence. Nurse in Phils change the "draining bag" every 3 weeks.

Which clinic can we go to have the "draining bag" change while he is on vacation here in the US and how much would it cost.

Thanks,
What type of catheter does he have? Is it worn internally or the condom type? Either way, just changing the bag is simple; a family member should be able to do it. Perhaps he could bring some new bags with him.
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Old 09-18-2010, 10:04 AM
 
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What type of catheter does he have? Is it worn internally or the condom type? Either way, just changing the bag is simple; a family member should be able to do it. Perhaps he could bring some new bags with him.
thanks.. it's a foley catheter.. yeah, it seems simple to replace the draining bag.. dont know why they have to go to a nurse to have it replaced..
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Old 09-18-2010, 11:17 AM
 
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thanks.. it's a foley catheter.. yeah, it seems simple to replace the draining bag.. dont know why they have to go to a nurse to have it replaced..

I suspect that the nursing visit is to evaluate the patient, perhaps ask about symptoms of a urinary infection --- the urine will almost certainly contain bacteria with a long term catheter --- and determine whether antibiotics are indicated or the catheter itself needs to be changed. Changing only the bag is a simple clamp the catheter, unplug the old bag and plug in a new one.

What is the reason for the incontinence?
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Old 09-18-2010, 03:13 PM
 
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I suspect that the nursing visit is to evaluate the patient, perhaps ask about symptoms of a urinary infection --- the urine will almost certainly contain bacteria with a long term catheter --- and determine whether antibiotics are indicated or the catheter itself needs to be changed. Changing only the bag is a simple clamp the catheter, unplug the old bag and plug in a new one.

What is the reason for the incontinence?
he had an operation to remove stones and since he had a big stone, it left a "big hole" so he cant control when he urinates, he needs 1 more operation to make that hole smaller. he hasnt done that yet so he has a a catheter.

doctor in phils gave him anti-biotics should he feel any sign of UTI infection.

thanks,
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Old 09-18-2010, 05:39 PM
 
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he had an operation to remove stones and since he had a big stone, it left a "big hole" so he cant control when he urinates, he needs 1 more operation to make that hole smaller. he hasnt done that yet so he has a a catheter.

doctor in phils gave him anti-biotics should he feel any sign of UTI infection.

thanks,
Hope he enjoys the visit to the States and his problem gets better soon!
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Old 09-18-2010, 05:55 PM
 
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Foley catheters should be changed every 4-6 weeks. The drainage bag itself should be replaced weekly to keep bacteria levels down.

Did you know that there is a smaller leg bag that he can wear under his pants for during the day? It can be drained as necessary. Overnight, he would still need to switch back to the larger drainage bag. It's fairly easy to switch between the small and larger drainage bags. They just snap off the catheter tube and you should use alcohol wipes on the open ends, again to help keep the bacteria levels, and risk of infection minimized.
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Old 09-18-2010, 08:18 PM
 
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Foley catheters should be changed every 4-6 weeks. The drainage bag itself should be replaced weekly to keep bacteria levels down.

Did you know that there is a smaller leg bag that he can wear under his pants for during the day? It can be drained as necessary. Overnight, he would still need to switch back to the larger drainage bag. It's fairly easy to switch between the small and larger drainage bags. They just snap off the catheter tube and you should use alcohol wipes on the open ends, again to help keep the bacteria levels, and risk of infection minimized.
thanks,

but are you sure foley catheter should be changed every 4 weeks? foley catheter is connected in the bladder and it would take a operation/surgery to remove/replace it..
maybe you are talking about "condom" type catheter
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Old 09-18-2010, 08:54 PM
 
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thanks,

but are you sure foley catheter should be changed every 4 weeks? foley catheter is connected in the bladder and it would take a operation/surgery to remove/replace it..
maybe you are talking about "condom" type catheter
Is there a catheter in the ureter, too? A Foley catheter just has an inflatable bulb holding it in the bladder. The bulb is deflated with a syringe for insertion and removal and reinflated to hold it in the bladder.
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Old 09-19-2010, 12:14 AM
 
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Is there a catheter in the ureter, too? A Foley catheter just has an inflatable bulb holding it in the bladder. The bulb is deflated with a syringe for insertion and removal and reinflated to hold it in the bladder.
yes, he has a foley catheter with a bulb holding it in the bladder and a tube going out of his penis. are you saying foley catheter including the bulb in the bladder should also be replaced every 4 weeks or only if there is an infection?

i dont think he has replaced his foley catheter yet, he's been on it for a few months now and his doctor in philippines says it's fine to have it for a long time and just gave him antibiotics for UTI infection.

also, will he have a problem lifting 20 to 30 lbs coz he is on catheter?
he will help take care of my 2.5 yr old kid while we work and may need to lift him from time to time.
i believe he is physically fit except for the catheter.

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