Have you tried to use convex wafers. I don't have a recessed stoma, but someone suggested them to me, and I hardly ever leak and the wafers last much longer.
Also, i've tried lots and lots of companies (i didn't think cymed were very good at all), and i think coloplast make the best quality. they seem to last the longest. (4-6 days) I can swim in them and they still don't leak. (but swimming does make them itchy)
I really like the look of hollister new image, but i can never get them to stay on very long (2-3 days)
I don't know if you are using one or two pieces, but two pieces are designed to stay on longer and you can just change the bag out and leave the wafer on.
For the itchy red bumps: does she bathe (shower) without an appliance ever? That seems to help me when I get tichy red bumps. Then I lay down after without an appliance, and just let the skin around ostomy have air time. While i watch tv, i just have a roll of toilet paper with me to catch the poo and lay on a towel or bed pad. It really helps. I usually do this right b4 bed, b/c that's the slowest output time for me.
Good luck to you and your precious baby.
P.s. - i don't use ANY skin prep at all! I think they decrease the wear time and for the coloplast, so does using heat. The appliances are designed to melt with body heat and anything warmer can harm the integrity of the glue. I used to use all that stuff, but found the less, the better. Esp. since i have sensitive skin. I use the midi size bags (smaller)
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 2/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
coumadin, prenatal vit.
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Post Edited (Chasblah) : 8/1/2009 9:23:56 PM (GMT-6)