After hubby having the Suprapubic catheter fitted on 2nd August and not yet had the new change until September I thought I would decided to test his urine from the catheter when changing to a new bag. It showed Leukocytes which I know will be there and also the dreaded Nitrites!!!. Why has this happened? It is not like he has been putting the catheter in and out like the ISC method. We are puzzled…
Do you think it is because the nurses said they do not have to clean the catheter site daily?
I have changed the dressings myself after hubby has showered as they were a little mucky and I couldnt let hubby remain in it.
He is now on Ciprofloxacin and only been on them 2 days and they are making his legs weak so we are stopping and starting Cephalexin tomorrow.
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