I have a few question for all of you that have experienced ascetic draining.
What procedure do the nurses follow once you are back on the ward and having the bags emptied?
Do they know the different types of drains and how to remove them? (We have had a few occasions now where they can't remove the drain because no one on the ward knows how to and he is rolling around in agony for hours)
Did it get more painful over time and/or harder to remove fluid?
Drains are such a nightmare every time and its always so stressful. The way they do it here seems backwards. For example they drain the fluid into urine bottles and/or toilet liners and walk a cross the ward to the sluice. Every time now we end up in tears due to pain for him and pure frustration for me. Plus seeing him in pain breaks my heart.
How long can they keep doing it before its just not safe for him anymore?
i just want to here how other people have experienced it so I can see if ours is the norm or not?