My OH uses a conveen catheter during the night and urine bottles during the day.
At night I put on the conveen and connect it to a night bag.
The live-in carer insists upon connecting it to a leg bag at night, which she lies by him on the bed, and thence to a night bag. The problem with that is that it is more plastic going to waste with these single-use items; and also that often an airlock/vacuum develops and the urine does not drain from the leg bag, which gets full up and backs up along the pipe, leaving his penis marinading in urine overnight.
She says that she does this to stop a heavy night bag pulling on the pipe and marking his skin overnight - he is very thin and there are problems with his skin. But if the night bag is put close to the bed and at the top end of the bed this is not a problem.
Just as a second question, should we have a stand for the night bag, or is it OK to just leave it in a bucket at the side of the bed as we are currently doing. I do that because we had one that leaked!!!
I'm sick to death of it - anyone else?
What on earth do I do? - too close to Christmas
I don't understand this trend - AIBU?