Hi. My 84 year old Mom is on day 12 of radiation treatments for anal cancer. We're anticipating the need for sitz baths so we did a practice one yesterday. The sitz bath that I bought came with no instructions. I'm sure it's not a complex process but sometimes I'm a little slow with these things and I want to make sure that I'm doing it right. I know that I filled it to full yesterday because when she sat down, we had quite the overflow :)
So the sitz bath that we have fits on her toilet when the toilet seat is up. It came with a bag to put water in with a tube attached to it. I get how to fill the bag with water and put the tube through a hole so it is in the bath container. Here are my questions: do you use the water container with the tube all the time or do you sometimes just sit in the bath? When you do use the water container with the hose, do you do this to keep the water temperature comfortable and to keep a new flow of water into the bath? My Mom is a little peanut and sitting on the hard plastic sitz bath was uncomfortable for her. She's not a complainer though and said that the discomfort of the hard plastic probably won't matter when the burning begins because the relief from the sitz bath will probably feel so good that she won't notice. Any sitz bath instructions and tips are appreciated. Thanks!