Anyone know anything about a Supra Pelvic tube to urinate?
My father went to his urologist today and complained about peeing through his Depends or dropping his urinal and this is what the doctor suggested that he get. I have never heard about it and looked it up on the internet. All the urine is collected in a bag. My dad was all for it and agreed to set it up before my brother came back in the room and said we needed to discuss this more. I understand this is done with general anesthesia, and I have learned on this website how debilitating that can be on the elderly. My father had two massive strokes 23 years ago, almost completely recovered for several years but has been in a wheelchair for the last 14 years. He is incontinent both ways and has to be lifted with a Hoyer sling into bed in order to be cleaned, but we are all trained in how to use it. He sometimes can use a urinal but most of the time doesn’t even know when he needs to pee. He is 87, with few ADLs and dementia though he can converse and be lucid at times. We have run into this before with his cardiologist telling him he needed a pacemaker about 6 years ago. He didn’t get it and surprisingly enough all his subsequent heart visits have been excellent. Did his heart heal itself? My father has excellent medical insurance in addition to Medicare. I think my dad is easily led by his doctors and I get the idea that he thinks this will solve all his leaking problems, but he is still bowel incontinent! Any thoughts?