Sunday, February 25, 2007

Zip-N-Squeeze Bags

I think I'm almost ready for the surgery.

Possibly the best piece of advice I've received in regards to preparing for jaw surgery was to buy Zip-N-Squeeze bags. As you can see from the above picture, these bags are resealable bags with a straw built into them. They were created by Susan Beaudette, a Registered Nurse, who had experienced many of the frustrations oral surgery patients had when it came to getting proper nutrients after oral surgery.

The reinforced straw is the key because oral surgery patients are likely to be on a liquid / blended only diet for a period of time immediately following surgery and they aren't allowed to suck liquids through a straw. The only viable options are to either use a large syringe (somewhat unwieldy in my opinion) or these wonderful Zip-N-Squeeze bags.

I've ordered enough zip-n-squeeze bags to last six weeks although I'm not sure if I'll actually need that many. I've also order a couple of their gel-pack "Cool Jaw" wraps as well as "The HEALING JAW" guidebook.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Im going to have jaw surgery also. I have ordered the zip and sqeeze bags also and the Jaw Bra. However, the healing book i was told wasn't all that great. A friend had the same surgery and she said they (bags) were wonderful but that they arent good to use after 4 times.. so you might end up needed them. I also suggest that you buy the big bags and the small for clear liquids then the large for smoothies and blended foods

rob said...

The Zip-n-squeeze bags were great. Unfortunately, they're not being made anymore. We use to sell them and loved them. So as a replacement, we designed the NutriSqueeze pouches to provide the same sort of squeezable bag for after surgery.

You can find more info on the NutriSqueeze pouches on our website at: https://www.craniorehab.com/nutrisqueeze-pouches.html

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Lynn said...

Just wanted to let you know that Zip n Squeeze bags are now available at DentaKit.com.
DentaKit will also soon be carrying facial ice packs and squeeze bottles. Here is a link to the page, FYI: http://www.DentaKit.com /prforjawsu.html