well milk and icecream can thin it out anyway.
I have never heard of drinking before and after and not drinking during your meal. I have no idea what that would have to do with anything.
those prep pads can actually cause a leak! The only time they should be used, is if you have a sore and are trying to cover it up.
You also need to measure her stoma, it shrinks as time goes on, the hole may be too large!
This is what i do, maybe it will help
I cut the hole in the wafer i cut it a teen tiny bit smaller than it needs to be, i mean like a really teeny tiny bit!
I get everything ready, my bag, my wafer with paste already on it, two towel squares on the floor.
I stand up, pull part of the bag off while holding it in the garbage bag. I dry the area with another towel square, if i use soap its dial, but i only do that if its got poo on it or something. And generally just plain water works fine. I dry it very very good.
I put a towel square over my stoma, so that none gets out.
Then i lay down, flat on the ground.
I take the wafer in my left hand, put a clean towel square in my right hand, remove the square from my stoma, stick the wafer on, and put the clean square on top, and i do that very quickly, of course i have had three years to practice, lol.
Ok, then i smooth it out for a minute, making sure it has stuck good. I put the bag on. I standup, and redo the bag, its easier to put it on standing up, i have the hollister new image, and it has a tupperware type seal, i just click it on and off until i get it right.
Then i take a hair dryer, heat the wafer all around for a short period of time, then run my hands over it, and press down, to make it stick really well.
Then i use a sure seal, but until she makes sure that is going to stick for a bit the sure seal is probbaly not a good idea!
Hope that helps some.
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
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