Our incontience nurse is in the process of writing to dads gp to prescribe this
(Peristeen anal irrigation system
Peristeen is a transanal irrigation system for people who suffer from faecal incontinence and constipation. Using Peristeen minimises the likelihood of involuntary bowel leakage and/or constipation.)
It's like a pump that whooshes water up the back passage and then supposedly there is a immediate effect (or within minutes) and then the clean up operation begins. Apparently our DN's will be administering this at night 3 x a week until said blockage in let side of bowel is cleared! And the DN's will have to stay to do the clean up......? God knows how that will go down with them?!
For my dad, apparently this is now the only way forward because no amount of laxatives, suppostries, flax seed, fibre foods are working! And apparently this is fine for bed bound patients.....
My dad has been in bed since May last year and as you may know doesn't want to be hoisted and is now way too frail for that anyway! Quite what is the point of my dear dads existence is beyond me! He cannot do a single thing for himself! I wish to god he would just pass peacefully because this is all beyond criminal and utterly heartbreaking to watch!
Maybe this Peristeen may help some of you? I'd certainly never heard of it before!