Parkinsons, enlarged prostrate and foley catheter
My dad has been catheterized most of the time since March 2015, after he was lying on the floor for nearly 3 days in his home. He has underlying Parkinsons disease and is not able to void since his fall. Prior to that, no problem. It did not destroy his kidneys. Because of Parkinsons, he is unable to take the drug that shrinks his prostate as it lowers his blood pressure and he has passed out from low blood pressure several times. He is 84 and frail. I am wondering what else can be done to get him off of the constant problems associated with a foley catheter. It would be great to get rid of the catheter. Removing part of the prostrate is a possibility I see from reading, although I don't know if he can handle any surgery.
This is a medical condition that needs medical advice.
Self catheterization is an option 2 or 3 times a day instead of a permanent foley catheter.
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But read all the comments to see the pros and cons.