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    Falling asleep while cathing

    My husband went into our son's room early this morning to find him asleep with a full cath bag and tube still in place (also urine everywhere) Apparently he stayed up late and fell asleep while cathing.
    Have any of you done this? I don't know what to think.

    #2
    I've been cathed and never woke up. What meds is he on?

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      #3
      He caths himself and fell asleep in the process.

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        #4
        No offence, but that's funny!.. I can just picture it... hehhe sorry,

        I know people who fall asleep mid forkfull of food... But not cathing.. For me, I think I'd be specially aware while "playing" in that region.

        What to think....I'd laugh and tell him he's a fool for staying up to late. And make him try to clean it up.

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          #5
          I've fallen asleep cathing before. Always before I got the catheter all the way in, so no mess, but I still felt strange waking up in seeing what was happening. It hasn't happened since I stopped taking zanaflex at night.

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            #6
            This happens to me all the time I get the cathader in and start to drain into the urinal and next thing I know I am out like trout, when I wake up I just hope that the cathader is still sticking in side the urinal and not out otherwise it's a mess but I have never had any ill effects from it

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              #7
              Wow - that is craziness. How old is he? Any chance he was drunk? Cathing is not at all comfortable for me. There's no way in hell I could fall asleep with a mentor stuck up my unit.
              "Your love is just the antidote when nothing else will cure me" ~Sarah McLachlan

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                #8
                Sleeping? Or a drop in blood pressure?
                4/6/97, car accident, C5. http://raccoon-kathleen.blogspot.com/

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                  #9
                  Never done it myself but guys in hospital did it several times. I wouldn't worry
                  C5/6 incomplete

                  "I assume you all have guns and crack....."

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                    #10
                    i've fallen asleep in the pool while doing my aqua therapy and i thought that was bad! he must've been shot for shit.

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                      #11
                      In the beginnine I have several times. But they had me on so many drugs.
                      Mary
                      I want to Rock you Gypsy soul and together we will flow into the Mystic.
                      Van Morrison

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                        #12
                        I've done it many times. I cath through my bellybutton & can't feel it so in the middle of the night I'm more asleep than awake when I cath. Depends on how sleepy I am.

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                          #13
                          It sounds to me like it is not an uncommon thing. It is certainly not something I would have thought of before, but it kind of makes sense. I would't worry about it.
                          CKF
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                            #14
                            I've done it several times. At night I cath in bed, and will drop of for a few seconds, only to jerk awake. When I was more medicated it happened more often. (I have no sensation of the cathing). LUckily, I have always woken before any spills. If he has no sensation, it is really just a waiting geme while the bladder empties. No different really than sitting and waiting on anything else.
                            T7-8 since Feb 2005

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                              #15
                              No- he wasn't drunk or anything! In fact, he hasn't tried drinking since his SCI- It's been almost 2 years - he's 23 now. He is a heavy sleeper and staying up untill 3:00 a.m. must of done it. I was kind of worried about him getting a UTI but so far he's fine.
                              Next time it happens -HE'S CLEANING UP THE MESS!!!!!!!

                              Thanks everyone!

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