I wonder whether or not anyone has purchased, or had made, clothing which opens at the shoulder and/or down the side, to accommodate an IV. I'm looking at various types of tshirts; some with snaps and others with velcro.
DH receives chemo as an in-patient, and is in week 7 of probably 16 or so. He doesn't like to ask nurses to help him “disconnect” to put on a shirt. So, has been generally in PJ pants and no shirt thus far. I'm wondering whether or not it's worth the effort to get a shirt or two. Also, is velcro or snap easier to fasten with your non-dominant hand?
TIA for any input.
@KDW2021 - this might be more than you are asking for but I got my mom a gown from here:
He might not want the length of the gown but he could wear pants underneath it, maybe even tuck it in or have it shortened. Just a thought. Your local medical supply place might have something too.
I hope you find something that is suitable.
DH is generally shirtless, because when he's hooked up for 3-5 days at a time, there's always a line attached. It's not a few hours here and there… 🤔
Hi @KDW2021 - in the one I linked to, the shoulders do unsnap along with the back. My mom had some stuff hooked up to her and it was quite helpful.
You might even be able to find a seamstress to take a regular, perhaps a little oversized, tshirt and put snaps into it.
as I was reading your question I was thinking velcro might have been easier. You know how sometimes snaps can be very tight for lack of a better description? One of the times she could dress herself but when she recently broke her shoulder she couldn't and even I struggled with the tight snaps