It has been very stressful for all of us, many friends say to me "I don't know how you do it?" I say "I don't know either, I just do what I have to!
Every time my father urinates he wets everything, clothes, self, wheelchair, floor, feet, slippers.
I cant keep him clean & dry for any amount of time and its proving to be to much for me.
But they insist he stay on the Lasix to relieve the water retention.
The last few times he had bowel movements it's been a similar situation and he ended up needing to be showered.
In NY this is a favorite to landlord because caretaker are #1 candidate for eviction.
This has seen in many cases if you do housing court research you will know. Name: Susan Location: Boston Date: 08/20/2013 Time: PM Im a caregiver for my Dad, 84 with MS.
Im having to constantly wash his clothes over & over and the nursing home didnt return all his clothes home with him.
Im also dealing with a father who's very stubborn and wont go to bed so I feel I can go to bed when I need to; he feels he needs to stay up for late Red Sox games and talk shows; recently he stopped his habit of going in his room to go to bed and falling asleep in his wheelchair and not getting into bed til at 3 am.
he has a hospital bed with bars but if I put them up he wouldnt be able to get out of the bed to use the urinal, as he needs to several times/night.
The house is also in a lot of disrepair and needs cleaning and I've had members of the Aftercare svcs constantly ask if we have someone come to clean the house I don't like someone coming in my home insinuating it needs cleaning, I know that I lack expert cleaning ability :/ and its becom difficult with my Dad to have the energy to do a lot, as I used to.
He is a type 1 diabetic, on hemo-dialysis, a paraplegic from transverse miellitus and now an amputee (left leg above the knee).