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Category Archives: Bladder Expression/Urination
This time last year, Alec was one month out of surgery and had just returned for his first recheck exam with the neurologist. Based on his persistent lack of deep pain sensation, she told me (as any neurologist would have) … Continue reading
I am happy to report that the move went very well! Except for the unfortunate accident I had involving a beer bottle, my wrist, and a lot of blood. No, I wasn’t drunk! I wasn’t even drinking. I swear. I … Continue reading
Well, it looks like the “little problem” might be bigger than I thought. Leslie from Eddie’s Wheels unfortunately has been less than helpful. First she suggested I try “compressing” his bladder in the cart to get a stream flowing, since … Continue reading
Some things just sound better in French, n’est-ce pas? Anyway, after my exuberant post of last night, I realized we had a potentially serious problem. Alec had not been urinating well in the cart, and I thought he just “needed … Continue reading
I placed the order for Alec’s cart from Eddie’s Wheels (http://www.eddieswheels.com/) but now we have to wait 3 weeks for it to arrive. They take 2 weeks to build and a week to ship from Mass. to Calif. It is … Continue reading
Since I have to leave my house (and fabulous housemates Courtney, Nicte, and Javier [and Courtney's dog Usha, who was Alec's best friend]) in San Francisco, I have been looking for a new place with my friend and co-worker, Maggie, … Continue reading
My friend and co-worker, Paula, posted a sweet blog about me and Ali on the Animal Legal Defense Fund website. You can read it here.
Bladder expression has been going well, so I have scaled back the Phenoxybenzamine (most expensive drug EVER) to half the dose. If it continues to go well, we will scale back further.
A couple days ago it suddenly became really difficult to express Alec’s bladder, even though I had been doing fine the last few days. I know it’s not my technique because I can feel the “balloon” now under my hands … Continue reading