Hi, S had a catheter fitted yesterday. Nobody warned me about the blood!!!! He was fine for the first bag, but came to empty the second one, a few hours later and it was full of the damn stuff!!! Immediately phoned the district nurse, to be told, "Oh thats OK, often happens, just drink plenty". How do you get lots of water down somebody who struggles to swallow liquid????. Spent the whole evening, nagging him stupid, to drink. Was fine overnight, urine, almost, back to right colour, but now he is up and about, the bleeding has started again. Waiting now, for the DN to phone back, to ask for advise! I know S is on Warfarin and a little blood, goes a long way in fluid, but it was a bit of a shock, to be faced with a bright red bag! I have read on-line, that's it common for bleeding to occur! You would have thought, they would have mentioned this little fact, especially knowing he was on Warfarin as well!!!
Oh but, it was lovely to wake up in a dry bed this morning!!!!!
Lots of love