My daughter seems to like the Hollister New Image products. The nurse in the hospital arranged to have some samples at home for her when she came home. The hospital uses Convatec but the ostomy nurse suggested that Hollister would be better. She changed her barrier and bag yesterday (in front of the home health care nurse). We had trouble with the first one she put on (it got all twisted so she had to start again with another one). The second one she put on seemed to work fine.
Early this morning she woke me up because it seemed the bag was leaking. Not a big leak but the outside of the bag did seem damp. The wafer was dry. So she changed just the bag. Well here it is a few hours later and the new bag seems wet again! It looks like it is damp only near the edge of the bag (where the front and back meet) just to the right of the flange. It isn't wet near the flange. Unfortunately some of the liquid does look like it is on the wafer (but I don't think it is coming from underneath). This seemed to happen last week (I posted about her 1st time changing her appliance). At the time it had leaked quite a bit since she had been sleeping so we changed the whole thing. This problem has only happened at night when she is sleeping.
So first of all, she has no Hollister bags left. She really, really doesn't want to change the appliance completely! Any ideas how to get another bag nearby? The home health care nurse has no ostomy supplies (only small accessories). I will call the ostomy from the hospital and also call Hollister but it is only 7 am right now so I know it will be hours before I speak to anyone let alone find a possible solution.
Has anyone experience this type of leak? Any suggestions as to how to stop it? Now and in the future? Any ideas why this is happening? Otherwise she may not be able to use this product. Could this just be a bad batch of bags that she got?
--Mom of bratcat (17 years old)--
Daughter bratcat was diagnosed with pancolitis October 2006
Asacol - 4 pills/3Xday, 15 mg prednisone, Remicade
11/14/06 - started prednisone; 1/28/07 - finished prednisone!
3/3/07 - began to taper off hydrocortisone sloowwly! Summer 2007 - slowly began tapering Rowasa. 9/07 -- flaring? Nightly Rowasa. 9/21/07 -- added hydrocortisone enemas. 9/30/07--added prednisone. 10/31--started 6-mp, stopped the enemas. Started lowering prednisone. 3/08-another flare! 7/3/08-Step 1 j-pouch surgery