Tuesday, April 05, 2011

more TMI--John's urologist visit

On Saturday John was unable to empty his bladder and had to go to the urgent care center and get a catheter put in.  He hardly wanted to get out of his chair while it was in.  Today he went to the urologist and got it removed, but when we went back in the afternoon he wasn't emptying well.  We talked a lot about what to do and he really wanted to try and see if he would be ok without it, though the nurse practioner thought it would be better to put it back in for a while.  The compromise finally was that they taught himself to cath himself instead of using that kind that stays in (Foley catheter).  He didn't like the experience, but what a relief to think that he won't have to go to the emergency room if he can't void at all. 

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