Rachael attended TG Hospital for a catheter change. Rachael mentioned to Stuart that she had wet the bed that morning due to her catheter being blocked.
When Stuart removed the catheter he noticed that the end was full of hard grit and sediment which had crystallised. Stuart told Rachael that there are some drugs, Suby G or Solution R, that can be used to de-crystallise the debris that collects in the catheter tube.
Stuart advised Rachael to speak to her GP about this as these drugs are only available on prescription.
The change was more difficult and painful than usual due to cuffing.Another appointment was arranged for Thursday, October 11th. 2012.