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  • Awesome-good timing! Are you going lying down?stretcher? CWO
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  • SCI-Nurse
    replied to UTI/broken hip - same symptoms?
    in Care
    If the pain gets worse, try an NSAID, like Aleve(naproxen) or Ibuprofen 2 times with food and drink lots of water or Acetaminophen (no more than 3000mg/day d/t liver) unless contraindicated. I am sure you will be sore for a while. Heat or cold cream/rubs might help also. CWO
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  • SCI-Nurse
    replied to Can Bowel Program Cause Polyps?
    in Care
    Bisacodyl? Is a chemical irritant that causes the bowel movement. . That is why the mucous after. If you want a similar but non chemical irritant-use Enemeez or Enemeez Plus if you get AD. It is a teaspoon of Docusate Sodium and no chemical irritation. Try website to get free samples. Www.Enemeez.c...
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  • SCI-Nurse
    replied to Pressure Sore/Protein
    in Care
    For pressure injuries, 1.5 to 2.0 g/kg. Unless kidney stones or other. Definitely not more than 2.25. I recommend a daily multivitamin w/minerals-especially with Vit A, C, E Atleast 100%. W/Zinc, arginine, but now they are not recommending high zinc intake unless known deficiency as it can make the...
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  • SCI-Nurse
    replied to Condom catheter issues
    in Care
    If you used the skin prep and adhesive is molded into the skin, it shouldn’t slip off. It usually gets a little area of leaking then might get more and more leakage and then it might slip off. Are you using the WideBand? It has more adhesive than the other. Yes, which one is he using? CWO
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  • Do they have experience with SCI flap surgeries? We don’t keep JP drain in that long. I guess because your drainage has not decreased to 0 or almost. None of the stitches are out? Any redness, edema/boggieness, discoloration? They can do a virtual visit with plastic surgeon (or whomever) and...
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  • SCI-Nurse
    replied to New SCI resources?
    in Life
    Is there a local chapter of United Spinal Association near him? That would be my first suggestion. It's free, and also gives him a subscription to New Mobility magazine.
    https://unitedspinal.org/

    Also see if he has been hooked up with a trained peer mentor from the Christopher &...
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  • SCI-Nurse
    replied to A cyst or pressure injury?
    in Care
    I would stay off of it and clean. It could be a blister /pressure ulcer that could be deeper. Put bacitracin ointment on in twice a day. CWO
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  • SCI-Nurse
    replied to UTI/broken hip - same symptoms?
    in Care
    The spasms, fatigue are similiar but not high fever and chills. There are many types of fractures. Yours must be a linear nondisplaced. UA are worthless in treating . Did they send a culture? The culture results need to be worked up and if you get worse or it doesn’t go away then I would take...
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  • SCI-Nurse
    replied to Condom catheter issues
    in Care
    With leakage etc. he might have a UTI. Does he have any other symptoms-fatigue, low grade fever, bladder spasms, other muscle spasms/increased spasticity. I will tell you the wound care people and plastic surgeon will prefer foley or SPT-without any leakage. They don’t want any urine or feces...
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  • SCI-Nurse
    replied to Best closed catheter system?
    in Care
    So much of this is what works for you. Everyone is different in their hand function and abilities, so I encourage my patients to try to get more than one sample f each that they try. The first time is not always the best to judge on.
    There are several suggestions above as a place to start....
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  • SCI-Nurse
    replied to Peristeen New User with Concerns
    in Care
    I would encourage you to call them.
    ckf
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  • SCI-Nurse
    replied to Can hyperacidity cause AD?
    in Care
    The pantoprazole and Maalox will help. Can always take an extra swig of Maalox. Typically, you will stay on the medicine for the rest of your life. There are things that worsen GERD. Like chocolate-Google the list. CWO
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  • Thank you for the video addresses. Christopher Reeves’ goal was always to walk again. Though he didn’t attain it -the work continues. That is understandable and surprises still occur. Prevention of the possible complications is very important to always consider. Have to balance short term...
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  • A word of caution - please do not reuse the foley. It is not meant for multiple insertions. That being said, this could be an expensive endeavor.
    ckf
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  • SCI-Nurse
    replied to Can hyperacidity cause AD?
    in Care
    As CWO said, any irritant can cause AD. Glad to hear that you got treatment and are doing ok.
    ckf...
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  • SCI-Nurse
    replied to Best closed catheter system?
    in Care
    I totally agree with CWO. Everyone has their own "favorite" and what works for them.
    ckf
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  • SCI-Nurse
    replied to Can hyperacidity cause AD?
    in Care
    Anything that is an irritant can cause AD. Maybe gas also but take medicine for both. Did she prescribe something? You might also have GERD (reflux). CWO
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  • SCI-Nurse
    replied to Best closed catheter system?
    in Care
    I would suggest getting samples by contacting the companies. BARD, MMG, Hollister, Coloplast all have a variety of choices. CWO....
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  • SCI-Nurse
    replied to new self-cather - bladder spasm
    in Care
    So let me share... the first thing a urologist will do if difficulty cathing... instill a 60 mls. Syringe with lubricant in to the urethra-especially for possible prostate enlargement or other possible narrowing. Have been doing this for hundreds of years. Since it can be spasms of the sphincter-try...
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