Yesterdays problem was Bugs not being able to pass urine. We ended up in A&E where they inserted a catheter and discharged her with a leg bag and an add on one for nights. The hospital were going to write to the GP to request District Nurse involvement to change the catheter. I tried to shortcut this stupid procedure by phoning the GP but they only deal with calls after patients have gone by which time no secretary available to type letter. So they say it will be done on Monday. I demanded that they email and will see what happens.
The catheter has to be changed next week but the hospital did not say when or how long it would have to stay in.
How often should it be changed?
Is there any way of shortcutting this daft system of paper pushing to get to DNs quickly?
If a lady has a catheter fitted, is there still an urge to urinate in the normal way? I ask because Bugs kept getting up in the night to go to the loo and took a lot of persuading to go back to bed.