My daughter uses the Hollister New Image 2-piece system with a convex wafer. She normally uses a regular pouch. But we also ordered a box of filtered pouches to try.
Do you use them the same way? Do they last as long? Do they ever leak from the filter?
She isn't so worried about having a filter to keep the smell down. We just figured she should at least try them to see if she likes them more, less, or the same as the regular pouches.
Also, she wears an ostomy belt (the 1" Adapt brand). Can these be washed? They have plastic tabs so I doubt I should put them in the wash. She has a few of them (they were sent with samples) and would like to be able to rotate them while she cleans the not-so-fresh one.
--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