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brilin41
09-29-2015, 08:41 AM
Hi every-one
This is my first time on this site and hope it is the right one,please forgive me if it is not .
My husband had a fall at home last friday 25th september and landed very badly now bruised did all the nessacery things : hospital,docter, but he has not had a bowel movement since ( the doctor did not seem overly concerned about this) very hard for him to get to the bathroom (long landing 2 steps) when he feels he needs to go by the time he gets there it goes off him,a commode would do the trick any other ideas would be most appreciated, it also would need to be brought to the house
Thanks in advance

dlfteam
09-29-2015, 09:12 AM
Hi every-one
This is my first time on this site and hope it is the right one,please forgive me if it is not .
My husband had a fall at home last friday 25th september and landed very badly now bruised did all the nessacery things : hospital,docter, but he has not had a bowel movement since ( the doctor did not seem overly concerned about this) very hard for him to get to the bathroom (long landing 2 steps) when he feels he needs to go by the time he gets there it goes off him,a commode would do the trick any other ideas would be most appreciated, it also would need to be brought to the house
Thanks in advance

Hi Brilin41

You might get some useful advice from the Bladder and Bowel Foundation; link here;
http://www.dlf-data.org.uk/report_items.php?reportid=560a5516bf08c&view

If you tell us which county you are in we can forward details of local hire companies for commodes.

Dlf team

beau
09-29-2015, 09:36 AM
You could try the British Red Cross as they may be able to loan one.

brilin41
09-29-2015, 09:47 AM
Hi Brilin41

You might get some useful advice from the Bladder and Bowel Foundation; link here;
http://www.dlf-data.org.uk/report_items.php?reportid=560a5516bf08c&view

If you tell us which county you are in we can forward details of local hire companies for commodes.

Dlf team



Hi sorry about that england

brilin41
09-29-2015, 09:57 AM
Thanks beau
that quick reply meant alot, I have just phoned (red cross) waiting now till they get back to me, will let you know how I got on
Linda

TheFlyingKidney
09-29-2015, 11:44 AM
I've found Red Cross times for some things, like wheelchairs to be just unpractical (6 months)

Can't the local occipital therapy team assist, as they do with shower adaptions.

If you can bear to by preloved then there are a good few available:

http://www.preloved.co.uk/adverts/list/3628/disability-aids.html?keyword=Commode

reddivine
10-05-2015, 09:35 AM
I wouldn't buy a 2nd hand commode for the obvious reasons. social service DO take them back (i had to clear my moms house) but they get a sterile clean before being lent out again!!