Medications plus water I drink going into the bowel drainage bag?
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Posted 12/2/2019 1:08 PM (GMT -6)
Hi! What to do when every bit of water I drink goes into the bag instead of my system to help my kidneys do the job they are there for.
First off, I have an indwelling catheter plus the ostomy which came after I had stools pack up in the small intestine.
The doctor decided to cut out 14 inches of the bowel out and put in the ostomy plus a mucus draining bag. So I have two bags to take care of. I am now 82 years old. I have a lot of problems. Paralized from the waist down from a spinal injury in the lumbar section from an auto crash over 45 years ago. I am now bedridden. Then one thing after another started to happen to me.
Back to the water problem, has anyone talked with their doctor about it and want to share the info. It would be so appreciated. I plan on messaging one of my doctors and whatever I am told, I will gladly share it. Every little bit helps.
What about all the medications we take, do they just go into the bag, I have found whole potassium tabs within the stools. So some may have dissolved & ended up in the bag. I am going after this one Gun Ho!
Posted 12/5/2019 7:12 AM (GMT -6)
Have you tried taking your water + meds with a salty snack like potato chips?
(With regards to potassium, that is normal to pass the tabs whole - ask your doctor for liquid potassium instead.)
Posted 1/30/2020 1:41 PM (GMT -6)
NoodlesNoodles. Thanks so much for the tips. I already planned on asking my doctor for liquid potassium. I will try your suggestion with the chips. Going to the doctor I do not like mainly because I have to wait too long to see her & then it's 5 minutes & I'm out of there. For me that's a big deal because I hurt sitting in the wheelchair. I don't know what I will become being in the bed all the time, it scares me. Being 82 doesn't feel any different than being 35.
Any suggestions on what to due when my daughter has lost respect for me? She is 59 & has her own problems & I wish I didn't have to depend on her. But my family doesn't want me in a nursing home. Family consist of hubby, 2 daughters & 1 son. This daughter lives with us & has the whole load of me plus her Dad, 84, with a heart condition. We own our 3 bedroom home & I use to be able to help take care of it & cook the meals. That was when I could dress myself and transfer by myself to my wheelchair. Oh God, that was wonderful, I enjoyed the freedom.
You take care now & I hope you nothing but the best of everything. Jams82