After a long night feeling useless, I then had to insert a foley and that didn't even go well. I had this ETOH withdrawal guy with MS and he was retaining. I inserted the catheter and eventually started getting urine....I inserted it further and didn't really see any further urine coming out. Then all of the sudden, above the catheter, urine began to shoot out of his meatus and wouldn't stop. So here he was with a catheter in, but he was urinating around it. It was not a leak, it was a stream.
I've never had that happen before, why does that happen? My charge said that it because I hadn't inflated the baloon yet, urine could still ocme out the sides. I've never heard of that explanation, but personally I've never had that happen before. It made a real mess, and what assurance do I have that it doesn't happen again? I tell you...until I get some answers, I'm gonna be scared to insert foleys.