Bath time

  • Posts: 3
    29/01/2017  08:50

    My adult son has terminal cancer and has become quite skeletal. He used to enjoy soaking in the bath before changing his morphing patches.  Bathing has now become so painful due to his bony condition, that he is no longer able to do this. Has anyone got any suggestions? 

  • Posts: 4
    30/01/2017  20:55

    Hi don't know if it would help much, but you can get foam padded bath seat from eBay it may give him a bit of comfort x

  • Posts: 3
    31/01/2017  08:31

    Thanks for the suggestion x

  • Posts: 107
    03/02/2017  10:23

    Hi Rose 123,


    I’m sorry to hear about your son’s illness. Have you or your son been able to speak to someone such as a district nurse about how painful bathing has become? You may find this section of our website on getting help from an occupational therapist useful - https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/terminal-illness/care-needs/adapting-home-equipment .

     

    If you would like to talk about things in more detail please call our Free phone Support Line on 0800 090 2309, or drop us a line via Web Chat: https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help


    Best Wishes

     

    Clare (Marie Curie Support Line) 

  • Posts: 3
    03/02/2017  13:02

    Thank you Clare. the District nurses are attending to check on a possible bed sore that has developed so I will ask them. I thought I might try the bath pillow that sticks on the back of a bath and put one in the base of the bath as a cushioned seat too. Can but try!!  Have to be careful because my son resits anything that implies his health is failing!

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