Holy cow, I could not get a foley in last night. I used a regular 16 fr, I used a coude, I used urojet, I tried to gently roll the foley between my fingers while advancing, I advanced it to the prostate and then had the fellow take a couple of deep breaths and try to relax before advancing....I don't know what else I could have done? Yet this fellow told me he had never been told his prostate was enlarged and had never had a problem having a foley placed (granted, though he was alert and oriented, he was grumpy - no kidding, with good reason--and was a poor historian).
What gives? Any suggestions? I mean, I realize that sometimes you just cannot get a foley in a fellow; but this seems to happen to me a lot. A female, no problem. A fellow--half the time I end up having to get someone else to do it, or just not being able to get it in!
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated (by myself and my pts of the male, enlarged prostate persuasion)!