Sorry it's been awhile but I've been ill with an UTI and the "Heaven sent" Easkin seals have not been working for us. More likely it is us but we're lucky if we get a bag to last 24 hours. I'd like to tell you how we are doing it as per the stoma nurse, if you don't mind?
after washing and drying the area well with paper towels and the gauze pads
we mold the eakin seal to flatten it out
put powder then spray around the stoma
put the bag on
tape it all around like a picture frame
and that's it. Those eakin seals are not at all what I thought they were. I thought they were very thin - like saran wrap thin and clingy but it's hard and malleable. So I'm not sure what that is that I was thinking of.
Are we doing something wrong? Is there a special way to flatten the eakin seal besides using your thumbs
and fingers? We make sure the edges are beveled.
Mom is hanging in there and is feeling better, they are talking about doing the reverse surgery in July if she
is well nourished and her blood level is ok. Last week she came home from the hospital, again, because
she needed 4 pints of blood! She is also on an IV 16 hours a day and off at night. Lactate\ringers to keep
Thank you again for all your words of wisdom they are much appreciated believe me. Hope to hear more
after this. lol Have great weekends everyone.