TAI: Helping children, teens and their families live with a bowel disorder

Posted by Gosia Kowalewska, December 17 2020

Living with a bowel disorder can be especially difficult when you’re young. There is often physical pain and other difficulties such as bloating, loss of appetite and soiling many times a day. But it can also lead to emotional pain, embarrassment and insecurity. At a time when children and teenagers should be growing, developing and discovering their identity and independence, a bowel disorder can steal their youth and make them feel sad and isolated.

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Topics: Bowel management, Children and TAI, TAI, Children, Paediatrics

How TAI gave one family their life back – part 2

Posted by Alan Cook, October 19 2020

Having organised their whole lives around her enema schedule, Alice and her family discovered the benefits of Transanal Irrigation  TAI. Would Alice finally be able to go to the toilet without pain?

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Topics: TAI, Transanal Irrigation, Children

How TAI gave one family their life back – part 1

Posted by Alan Cook, October 13 2020

A family might take for granted the typical activities they might enjoy – swimming, nature and play. For one family, none of this would have been possible had they not discovered Transanal Irrigation – TAI.

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Topics: TAI, Transanal Irrigation, Children

TAI for Children - Trying Transanal Irrigation for the first time

Posted by Bev Collins, April 30 2019

This afternoon I had the huge privilege of meeting Emily aged 'four and a lot' (nearly five). Emily has cerebral palsy and was diagnosed aged two. What a delight! I feel so humbled but also honoured that I was involved in their lives today. This is why I love my job so much.

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Topics: TAI, Transanal Irrigation, Children, Self-catheterisation, Catheterisation

Skydive Raises Over £4000 For ERIC

Posted by Seema Duggal, November 13 2018

Part 2; In July, Wellspect HealthCare teamed up with children’s bladder and bowel charity ERIC, to give two members of our team the opportunity of a lifetime to complete a skydive and raise much needed funds for this valuable charity. 

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Topics: Children, Lifestyle, Paediatrics