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McDuff
McDuff
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Last Activity: Yesterday, 5:58 PM
Joined: 14 May 2004
Location: Dallas area, Tx
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  • McDuff
    replied to Hand Control Questions
    I don't know how it is done, hopefully one of the more knowledgeable ones on here will, but I just wanted to say I was told it could definitely be set one way or the other. I left mine to default to gas pedal so my wife wouldn't have to remember.

    And, you should only have to push it once,...
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  • McDuff
    replied to Deep ishiel wound
    in Care
    When I had to do it in bed at home; after I get on my side, my wife will take a small plastic garbage bag, fold the top edge back and slide the bottom part under my butt. Then she will "seal" the edge by putting some wet wipes in between butt and bag. Effectively making a little pouch for...
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  • McDuff
    replied to Deep ishiel wound
    in Care
    Oh sorry, UTSW is University of Texas SouthWest, they are a big hospital network, they also have Parkland trauma hospital attached to them, all almost downtown Dallas.

    That's the "glory" of a clinitron type bed, you don't have to roll over at all. They are "air fluidized",...
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  • McDuff
    replied to Deep ishiel wound
    in Care
    I did it at an LTAC(Long Term Acute Care) place. Since it was the hybrid bed, I could raise up to 30 degrees for eating and drinking, then you are supposed to lay back down. I was "pretty good" about it, but kept my head like 10 degrees maybe, just more comfortable. Eating is a bit of a hassle,...
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