My grandmother has dementia and recently had a colonostomy, she has had it for a month now with a few accidents with ripping it off, but now it's almost every night that she pulls it off. I sleep in the room with her and can hear if she starts to mess with it but sometimes I won't wake up in time and then have to clean her up. She has a dry dressing right next to her colonostomy bag and its a large wound and she has ripped that off multiple times too. I'm concerned with her hurting herself because sometimes she will cause her stoma to bleed. I have asked multiple Drs. and Nurses about what I can do to prevent this from happening and no one has been able to help me. I've tried applying ace bandages around her torso, I bought a stomach gurdle type that is used for post partum recovery to block the area and that slides up in the middle of the night and then she has access to it again. She gets up a few times a night to use the restroom so I would not be able to put mittens on her. I would appreciate any advice to help solve this issue. Thank you.
And then, the pouch has to be detachable. But not detachable by this particular patient!
And the patient is still transferring independently to the toilet. So onesies or any other clothing that she can't undo are out.
Sheesh, a poser!
It goes by many names, but if you search for Vet Wrap, all options should come up.
I hope it'll be worth a try at least, but having said that... your grandmother is being left unsupervised to use the bathroom a few times a night. I think you might be asking too much to expect her to do this unsupported and leave her colostomy alone.
I must also admit I thought those girdles had gone out with the Ark.
Why did she need the colostomy?