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Joined: 1 Jun 2005
Location: USA
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  • gjnl
    replied to What To Do With Elderly SCIers
    We had a friend (C/4 complete) in Los Angeles who lived close to a major medical center and teaching facility. He and his wife turned the second floor of their home into a dormitory style apartment to house three people. He had 24/7 care with three shifts, staffed by pre-med, nursing and physical/occupational...
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  • gjnl
    replied to Catheter won’t flush (but drains fine)
    in Care
    Purple Urine Collection Bag Syndrome: https://craighospital.org/resources/purple-urine-bag


    What causes it?


    The cause of the purple color is not known – there is no scientific evidence to explain why this happens. Research so far does not show it is related to...
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  • gjnl
    replied to Home-made drainage system
    Perhaps connecting two drainage bags together could be an option. In this example the bags connected together are leg bags, but might be adapted to two 2 L night drain bags.

    https://www.instructables.com/Double-Leg-Bag/

    NL
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  • gjnl
    replied to COVID-19 vaccine
    in Care
    The spouse of a quadriplegic could be considered a primary caregiver and eligible for the vaccine in the earlier phases.

    NL...
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    Last edited by gjnl; 9 Jan 2021, 3:51 PM.

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  • gjnl
    replied to suprapubic tube balloon
    in Care
    I have read on this site that 24FR users have successfully used the the 18FR. The stoma will quickly heal to the smaller size catheter.

    I remember that GJ's urologist explained that his criteria for selecting catheter size was use the smallest catheter possible that allows for adequate...
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  • gjnl
    replied to suprapubic tube balloon
    in Care
    I haven't seen the Duette catheter mentioned lately, but it may help you. The Poiesis Duette catheter has two balloons with the drainage eye positioned between the balloons. One of the balloons is a retention balloon, holds the catheter in the bladder. The other balloons is a cushioning balloon that...
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  • Every year when the annual flu vaccine season arrives, you hear the same story.

    But consider, the thing is with any vaccination is that you might have been exposed before you got the vaccination or after you got the vaccination, but before your body had developed immunity. We should fully...
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  • gjnl
    replied to Merry Christmas
    in Life
    Bonnette, how dear of you to remember GJ and the Buche de Noel desserts I have baked and he loved so much.

    May we all be safe, happy, healthy and live with ease in the new year.

    NL...
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