hello my mates.
Had to call the emergency district nurses last night. Some of you may recasll the problem with my suprapubic catheter (spc), which was rubbed raw and ulcerating, following my holiday last week.
Well I had a nurse to look at it on Sunday and a swab was taken on Monday. The nurse dressed it and said to leave the dressing on until tomorrow, when they would come again to check it.
Well last evening at bed time, I looked at the dressing and saw it was wet and soggy! I carefully removed it and boy! what a mess. It had been itchy and painful all day. What I saw scared me silly…red raw, very oozy and so so sore! I thought it might be poisoning me, so i rang the out of hours number. 2 lovely nurses arrived about an hour later. They took a brief history and looked at the spc and wound.
They cleaned and re-dressed it and assured me it wasnt as serious as I was imagining. As we are still awaiting the results of the swab test, they couldnt use any kind of cream etc.
I was wondering about having to have it taken out and what would i do then??? I would end up needing to wear big pads and just wet myself, as I have lost my control and standing strength.
Anyway, the nurses assured me that wasn
t necessary and that the soreness was due to me being trundled about in the van and holiday. I did feel better after theyd gone.
You know, our district nurses are marvelous. I
ve been very lucky, as theyve always come asap, when I`ve rung them.
So now I have to be kind to myself and rest up…no galavanting for me this week!