Posted 2/20/2010 10:48 PM (GMT -6)
Not for the squeamish, I guess.
Living in an older home, without an ensuite, we approached the nighttime frequency, urgency with an old-fashioned concept - the jerry pot or chamber pot. Actually, it was the stainless steel pail originally purchased to carry the catheter bag around (taller sides and more stable than a ceramic pot or plastic urinal). Placed it on a folded towel close to the bed, out of foot range. Minimal time out of bed, better rest - at least for my husband. Easy to empty and sterilize.
After three weeks, his freuency has decreased, so tonight is his first without jerry by his side (apologies to all Jerry's out here.)