Post Edited (J's Mom) : 10/13/2008 8:02:49 PM (GMT-6)
J's Mom, I noticed you mentioned that you use a hollister convex flange. Is this because the stoma is flush with his stomach? The reason I ask is because I had a slightly over anxious stoma nurse in the hospital that I guess wanted to try all the holister freebies she got on me. My stoma protrudes rather well but she insisted on using a convex waffer on me. Next day it had pulled the outside edge of the wafer away from the skin. She also tried using an adapt barrier ring on the next change and yep same thing. I guess the pressure of the convex part and the adapt ring were forcing the rest of the barrier away from my skin. Since my stoma protrudes I have found that a regular seal, with no convex works just fine, I get seven days plus out of them which is a big change from one a day in the hospital with the convex or the adapt ring. If your son's stoma protudes out from his stomach as little as 1/4" there may be no need for a convex appliance. Just a random thought, but if his stoma is flush then it would probably be best to stick with a convex appliance.
Total Colectomy with End Ileostomy May 27th, 2008
Hi I am a new ostomate and also have major leakage problems. So far what worked the best is the hollister vented bag and take the eakon ring and mold it around the stoma instead of the flange and try no skin prep. Hold your hand over the flange for a little bit to heat it up. I am trying the belt next. My stoma empties more to the right bottom instead of the middle so thats why I have leakage. It seeps under the eakin and flange. I am fustrated too! I was told to live a normal life but how can you when you are afraid of a leak! I even had a stoma nurse apply one and said that should do it and by the time I got home it was leaking!
Good Luck To All
Post Edited (Ohio43) : 10/16/2008 9:13:15 PM (GMT-6)