Sunday, October 4, 2009

Coude it be magic?

Our regular home nurse was out sick on Friday, so a replacement nurse came by yesterday to switch BR over to the coude catheter. I gave him the history of BR's issues with catheters, and described how the coude catheter should be inserted, just as it was described to me by the Mad Urologist. After a short prayer, BR removed the old catheter, William inserted the coude catheter while I held it in the correct orientation, and the balloon was inflated.

"BR, how does it feel?"

"That was easier than I was expecting. Best change in a long time."

About 20 minutes later, the flow started. Nothing but catheter!

24 hours later and we are about to ditch the Depend undergarments.

Baby, I love you, come, come, come into my bag
Let me know the wonder of all of you
Baby, I want you now, now, now, and flow on fast
Coude this be the magic at last?


Anonymous said...

I so hope and pray this works!!!!Sounds like you got a good replacement nurse.It has really rained here.The Cowboys got beat, and LSU won a thriller.Hope it continues to work!!Much love, Dede

Cranky said...

Steve - coude catheters and toxic snail venom may be improving life for you and BR. Here's hoping!

Patrick@Caregivingly Yours said...

We tried a Foley catheter for Patti for a couple weeks. Unfortunately her MS cognitive impairment and memory loss symptoms kept her 'rediscovering' it and fidgeting with tubing ... you can guess the results. Finally the worst case scenario happened when she pulled it completely out overnight. Miraculously she did not rupture herself.We counted our blessings and ended the experiment.

Wishing you all better luck!

Caregivingly Yours, Patrick

Herrad said...

Hi Steve, Hi BR,
Brilliant news, hope this nurse visits you often.
Happy days.