Clinical Description

Thalidomide is a drug that was marketed as a sedative and treatment for morning sickness in pregnant women in the late 50s and early 60s. This drug subsequently caused babies to be born with a range of disabilities.

Typical presentation of symptoms in the patient.
Thalidomide created a range of disabilities in babies, including;

Shortening and absence of limbs.

Malformation of hands and digits.

Damage to ears and eyes.

Sensory impairment.

Facial disfigurement/palsy.

Damage to the brain, internal organs and skeletal structure.

Reasons why the Closomat Vita Range of Wash and Dry Toilets can help

The Vita Range has a built-in wash and dry function providing complete hands-free toileting. The user remains seated after their bowel movement and activates the douche spray which cleans and then dries them (over a clean pan).

Where activation of the standard elbow levers may be beyond the capabilities of the user, additional methods can be added. Most relevant in this case would be the Touch Sensitive Hand/Foot Switch, which only requires the lightest of pressure to give you the flush, wash and dry functions.

For users that may spend a longer than average time on the toilet, or suffer from postural sensitivity, the Vita Range can be equipped with a choice of soft feel seats, that are navy blue in colour.

Reasons why the Closomat Vita Range of Wash and Dry Toilets can help

Kevin D, who lives with Thalidomide, moved from a flat to a bungalow in Crosby, to give him and his young family more space.

The bungalow will be a forever home, for me, my fiancée, our daughter and my Closomat Wash and Dry Toilet! I just couldn’t be without it, it gives me so much independence and dignity. I have stunted arms so would not be able to clean myself after toileting. The Closomat does all that for me.

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