Incontinence / immobility / sacral sores ....... a vicious circle and very little constructive advice about a remedy ..... District nurses have tried dressings - they are not only inefficient, but actually 'catch' waste and leave a sticky residue which attaches itself to the pad. We have been given Cavilon, which is supposed to be the bees' knees of creams - so far no noticeable improvement. I am at my wits' end, wondering how much worse the sores will get (currently 2x3cm on each cheek). Today, the nurses hoisted my husband into bed (instead of the wheelchair), on his side, to relieve the pressure, but he is most uncomfortable this way and completely unable to eat or drink anything. Far from ideal, as he has only just recovered from being dehydrated I asked about a rubber ring (such a treasured item on maternity wards - why not!), but apparently they are now frowned upon. We can't be on our own in this predicament. Does anyone have any suggestions??