Kelli's Diapered Summer

This is obviously fictional, and I’m no doctor, so I apologize if the facts aren’t 100% there. I kind of fudge some of the medical stuff to make the story happen the way I want it to. But it’s a different sort of concept that I am running with.

13 year old Kelli was in 8th grade. And all her life she had continued to have kidney infections. It was caused by urinary retention from her bladder not releasing all of her urine when she peed and the urine would go up into her kidneys causing infections. Since she was 6 she had had this issue. And it would become incredibly painful to urinate after she gained an infection.

Her mother would take her to specialists and they would drain her bladder and give her medication to beat the infections. The hope was that as she would grow, eventually her body would catch up and she wouldn’t retain urine in her bladder when she would pee.

As Kelli was finishing her 7th grade year in school she had began to wet the bed. Her mother would wash her sheets and always gave her plenty of sympathy throughout. They went to the doctor over this, and from communication with Kelli, they discovered that she was holding her urine in because it was becoming too painful to pee and she would wet the bed at night. She was given goodnites, medication, and would make certain to pee before bed, no matter the pain.

With a week left in school, they went to see a specialist because the pain wasn’t exactly getting better. Dr. Andrews met with them in his waiting room.

“Kelli, I’m sure this is painful and I’m sorry that you continue to deal with this. We have been hoping that as you get bigger that this will go away and you won’t have to deal with it any longer at all. But you are physically getting more and more mature and the problem is arguably getting worse. We basically have three routes we can explore” Dr. Andrews explains as Kelli and her mother Sarah listen.

“Option 1 is to continue to give you the medictation and hope you grow and fight off these infections. But the more times you have an infection in your kidney, the more likely we risk damage to your kidneys. We have been doing this method for about 7 years now and we have just had too many kidney infections for me to be entirely comfortable continuing this way”

“Option 2 is to give you a catheter for awhile to help keep you from having the urinary retention and to properly drain your bladder every time you urinate. This will keep urine from going back into your kidney. It is my hope that after doing this for awhile, your bladder will get used to draining itself completely when you do urinate and this could potentially stop urine from flowing back to your kidneys”

“Or option 3, which is two different types of surgeries. One surgery is fairly micro and you would go home that day. We put a splint in your Ureter to keep the urine from flowing back. The opening would be the size of a pin point and there is a fairly good chance this solves the problem. It would be an artificial splint and it should be very effective. The secondary surgical option is to go in and surgically repair this spot. This would be 100% effective, but I prefer to avoid surgery however we can.”

“So it sounds like option 1 is getting less and less effective and option 3 to do surgery would be a last resort, so what all does option 2 entail?” An inquisitive Sarah asks with Kelli sitting patiently.

“Well we would put a catheter in her bladder and it would empty her bladder for her completely. She wouldn’t have control over her bladder though, and we would need to do this for a couple of weeks to make certain her bladder doesn’t retain any urine in it. She would continue the medication to fight the infection and after a couple of weeks we would reassess and see how the infection is doing and see if we could take out the catheter. She would probably have to wear some sort of protection because she wouldn’t have any control over when she was urinating.”

To this Kelli winced and looked at her mother with a concerned look……protection? Like diapers?

“And you think this is a better route than surgery?” Sarah asked

“I always want to avoid surgery if I can”

“Okay, we’ll she just started summer break and we don’t have to be anywhere for awhile, so I guess that is a good choice. If this doesn’t fix it, then do you recommend surgery?”

“I think we would need to give it a good long look at that time. If that’s the case, then we’ll get a nurse in here to put the catheter in today and I’ll write up your script for the medication.”

“Thank you Doctor Andrews, we appreciate your help” Sarah responded and the doctor walked out the door.

Kelli looked at her mom. “What did he mean by protection mom?”

“I don’t really know, but I am guessing something like your Goodnites.”

Kelli wasn’t thrilled with the idea of wearing Goodnites all day every day and wetting them, but she was ready for it to not hurt when she peed.

A nurse came in with an item in a plastic bag it had tubes and different items in it.

“Alright Kelli, if you would hop up onto the table for me” as the nurse instructed Kelli to the nursing table with the thin sheet of paper on it. Kelli hoped up and the nurse instructed her to remove her jeans and underwear and to lay back.

She felt a pinch and pressure. It was uncomfortable but not painful. It took a few minutes and the nurse then held the end of the tube with her hand and grabbed something plastic from the counter that Kelli didn’t notice.

“You may feel the need to pee, and that’s okay.” As she then grabbed what Kelli now realized was a diaper as she opened up and fanned it out and slid it underneath Kelli’s bottom. She then pulled it from the back and over the front of her and taped the back to the front.

“You’ll want to get adult diapers like these and make certain you change them regularly. She won’t be able to tell when she has wet the diaper outside of it feeling heavier and you don’t want her to get a rash. We are making an appointment for three weeks for you to come back, is morning or afternoon better?” the nurse asked Sarah.

“Mornings are better than afternoons” She responded.

Kelli laying on her back just realized that she is wearing a diaper, and would have to wear diapers for the next three weeks at least. What a summer this is going to be she thought to herself. She wanted to cry, but not in front of this nurse. She could feel the diaper get wet, and there was nothing she could do to stop it.

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Good to see you’re back to writing Jeffy.

With that now out of the way: It’s understandable that the lack of proper knowledge can lead to some backlash; it’s a lesson I know very well. Anyway, I can’t help but feel sorry for Kelli since she has to go through that, though she’ll have to most likely be potty trained a second time for her bladder if the whole thing works; side effects from anything medical are abound, just FYI. MORE PLEASE! Before I forget, is there a place I can post a dream I had last night? I can turn it into a story if I have to even though it’ll be completely jaw-droppingly bizarre.

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Seems legit to me.
Then again, I know absolute zilch about medical thingies.

We have an off-topic section. Or, if it’s diaper related and you might like to write a story about it, then the General Discussion forum is fine.

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If they were going to catheterize her around the clock, they’d give her a pee bag, not a diaper. Much more sanitary.

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THX Vearynope; I’ll take the story route if it occurs again

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I have heard of 2 types of catheters.
the Quick use/Temp
for those whose Sphincter does not open, and the Long-term
Some-what like you are saying this one will be.
Those are Long, leading to Mid-Calf and end at a “Leg-Bag”
those have a Valve on the bottom for emptying

My Mother had a similar Catheter & bag while in the hospital
That bag was replaceable so the valve was above the bag
(She was NOT expected/allowed out of bed at the time)

So on this one, How far Out of the body would it extend for removal??

Also, with a Catheter, Urine would be coming out in Drips almost Constantly
Not wettings like you describe outside of the very First time inserted.
(If there is any in the bladder at the time)

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i honestly have no information regarding any of this.

I’m just running with the concept and stretching reality enough to make it fit.

If it’s too far off base for people, I won’t mess with it :slight_smile:

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Not trying to be mean here, just giving you the facts: None of what you’ve put together here has any basis in medical reality. Catheters are long tubes designed to be plugged into a bag. Strapping the person into a diaper, which would then put pressure on that tube, would be incredibly painful. This is why, in the story you hired me to write, I made specific mention of the person applying the catheter cutting the tube off near the urethral opening, to prevent that problem. Of course, a doctor would never do that, he/she would just attach the pee bag.

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Also just trying to give info

If you want to continue OK

May you could have had them prescribe a Medication that targeted the Sphincter
relaxing it to the point not only of letting her bladder completely empty
but passed that to where she can not stop ot.

They DO make drugs that target Specific parts of the body
Including Muscles, so why not the Sphincter??

Wouldn’t they try that after a point with someone suffering Kidney Stones??

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It sounds like the doctor is using just a Foley catheter without the hose line leading to a bag or any other collection devise. The Catheter would stick out about 3 to 4 inches depending on the gauge. If it is a pediatric catheter it could be smaller but it is still plausible to see this happen (in a medical fetish kind of way) the only foreseeable broiler would be the catheter could cause a higher risk for bladder infections as it acts like a 2 way path. I can understand how the OP is trying to make a new story out of our niche here. Thank you for posting your story here and I would love to see it continued.

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With kidney stones? No, standard of treatment for chronic kidney stones are high powered ultra sounds to break them up combined with increased fluid intake to encourage more frequent urination unless part of the problem is urine retention, in which case they would put a cath in and bag you for a few days.

Sadly I know that from first hand experience.

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There’s something that worries me, but addressing it can wait until the next installment if there will be one: would she have to use her diapers for her BM needs as well?

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I’ve done open-ended catheters with a diaper for a short period (< 1hour) for fun. But, I have a healthy immune system and I pounded the cranberry juice afterward.

In general, however, an open-ended indwelling catheter is an invitation for infections. A fresh catheter arrives sterilely packed, and installing one requires care to keep everything sterile during the process. It’s coupled to a sterile collection bag via a sterile hose, and the bag has a drain to empty it without detaching/reattaching things and minimizing vectors for microbes to get in there. Stuff comes out, nothing goes back in—just like things should work on their own, no backfeeding.

Diapers are not sterile. We are covered with bacteria. It’s not far from the other exhaust port. Once it’s warm and moist down there, it’s growth city. So an open-ended catheter is an invitation for microbes to make their way into the bladder, and after establishing themselves there, begin a new campaign up the ureter to the kidney where they will raise Cain.

If you want us to suspend disbelief for the story, that’s cool. But for the sake of everyone’s kidneys, folks, please remember this is fiction only. Please talk to some medically trained folks about the risks so you can properly assess the risks; don’t trust the idiot you met on the 'net with the cavalier attitude who assures you he’s been doing this for 15 years and nothing’s ever gone wrong.

I’ll stop PSAing now. Sorry.

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You too, huh? I had my first kidney stone at seventeen, and my god did it make me feel old. I suppose I should count myself lucky that my case wasn’t chronic, but man, being on narcotics for the pain for at least a few hours every day for three weeks totally screws up your ability to think clearly.

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Subtract 10 years for my first one. That was a rather not fun 7th birthday…

In my case “chronic” is “happens at least once a year” rather than “OH GOD KILL ME NOW THESE THINGS JUST WON’T GO AWAY!” Luckily I’ve had them often enough now I know the warning signs so they blast me with the ultrasound before they start causing narcotic necessary levels of pain. One thing that sucks as a side effect of the high powered ultrasound? Your kidney’s will ache for a few hours similarly to how they will if you have a UTI that gets that far into your system. On the plus side, if you have back problems the ultrasound blasts help with that :slight_smile:

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I’m guessing Jeffy25 stopped the story

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I’m hoping not.

It certainly wouldn’t be the first story to take a less-than realistic approach to this. I wouldn’t say that’s any reason to entirely drop a story though.

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Actually, it looks like his account was auto-suspended on the 8th after ignoring the message telling him he needed to update his email address to a valid one.

EDIT: and just to be clear, he’s only prevented from posting at the moment. The automated blocking won’t escalate to the next level unless he doesn’t fix it by May 31st.