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    Leg bag for the Shower?

    I'm looking for a good bag to wear in the shower. I want one thats easy to hook up, not with those button straps.
    "Some people say that, the longer you go the better it gets the more you get used to it, I'm actually finding the opposite is true."

    -Christopher Reeve on his Paralysis

    #2
    We don't recommend ANY leg bags with button straps. Bad for your skin and circulation.

    Our vinyl Hollister leg bags come with an elastic and velcro strap, and can be used dry or in the shower (they are also totally latex free). If you use it in the shower you need to have a separate dry set of straps that you can apply after showering.

    There are several types and brands of elastic/velcro straps you can get and add to a variety of leg bags. What brand do you use?

    http://www.exmed.net/dept.asp?dept_id=710

    I assume you use an indwelling catheter, not a condom catheter. If you use a condom catheter don't wear one in the shower at all.

    (KLD)
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      #3
      Quick question, why do you want one for the shower?

      You need to give your boy some air, why not just piss in the shower if you really have to go and when your done with the shower put on a new condom cath?
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        #4
        I have a foley. I don't want to pee on the floor.
        "Some people say that, the longer you go the better it gets the more you get used to it, I'm actually finding the opposite is true."

        -Christopher Reeve on his Paralysis

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          #5
          I'm using bard with the velcro straps that doesn't stay on when wet. Plus my nurses keep strapping it over the darn bag closing the dranage port. they always put it on backwards.
          "Some people say that, the longer you go the better it gets the more you get used to it, I'm actually finding the opposite is true."

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            #6
            Check these out. This is what we use:

            http://www.southwestmedical.com/Urin...ion_Kit/6832p0

            (KLD)
            The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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              #7
              damn norm, your aides sound like some of mine, lol.

              i just leave my bedside bag hooked up until i'm outta the shower then they connect the legbag when i'm in bed getting dressed.

              i have SP.

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                #8
                My son has a flip flow that connects the supa pubic to the leg bag. We turn the flip flow off, and take the leg bag off whilst Josh showers. Then reconnect and then turn the flip flow on, when he's finished.It helps keep the bladder from shrinking so im told

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                  #9
                  whenI wore a foley I just clamped it off while showering
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by rollin64
                    damn norm, your aides sound like some of mine, lol.

                    i just leave my bedside bag hooked up until i'm outta the shower then they connect the legbag when i'm in bed getting dressed.

                    i have SP.
                    I have LPNs. And their supposed to be smarter.
                    "Some people say that, the longer you go the better it gets the more you get used to it, I'm actually finding the opposite is true."

                    -Christopher Reeve on his Paralysis

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                      #11
                      I don't recommend either clamping off an indwelling catheter or leaving it disconnnected for any purpose. Both practices put you at risk of AD, reflux and introduction of foreign bacteria into the bladder.

                      (KLD)
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                        #12
                        I use the same type bag for leg bag under shorts and shower, just have a longer hose. It looks just like KLD's link..

                        http://www.southwestmedical.com/Urin...ion_Kit/6832p0





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                          #13
                          i leave my foley open and draining in shower. why not? not much urine and lots of soap and water going down drain. never had any smell or anything associated with this. i use a catheter plug for the couple minutes i get from bed to shower, then unplug it.

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                            #14
                            Cass, there is plenty of research showing that the more frequently you break the seal between an indwelling catheter and the bag, the more foreign bacteria are introduced. Every effort should be made to minimize the number of times this done, and this includes during showers or swimming. Tap water is not sterile, and neither are your hands (even with gloves) or bath benches, etc.

                            (KLD)
                            The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by SCI-Nurse
                              I don't recommend either clamping off an indwelling catheter or leaving it disconnnected for any purpose. Both practices put you at risk of AD, reflux and introduction of foreign bacteria into the bladder.

                              (KLD)
                              Odd that as my SCI consultant (and urological specialist) is adamant that I should be clamping off my SPC so it mimics the effect of using intermittents. How is allowing the bladder to fill and empty using a valve on the end of a catheter different from allowing it to fil and then emptying it with a intemettent cath?
                              Russ - T2 complete

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