1. Justmary

    Justmary Registered User

    Jul 12, 2018
    66
    Female
    West Midlands
    Today did not start well. Woke at 7:30 to hear OH mumbling "not good, not good" as he walked to and fro around the bedroom. He was correct. There was a trail of soft, squidgy poo leading to the bathroom and he was treading it further into the carpet. I spent the next 2 hours on my knees in rubber gloves. However I hope I've prevented it from happening again as after lunch I went and bought a carpet cleaner.
     
  2. Splashing About

    Splashing About Registered User

    Oct 20, 2019
    184
    Oh dear. Is this the first time? Will he wear a pad?
     
  3. Justmary

    Justmary Registered User

    Jul 12, 2018
    66
    Female
    West Midlands
    I hope it's the last! I think he may have had an upset tummy and just couldn't get to the toilet in time. But it could just be wishful thinking.
     
  4. canary

    canary Registered User

    Feb 25, 2014
    10,786
    Female
    South coast
    Might I recommend pet "accident" cleaner/neutralising spray. I bought some from Pets at Home, but Im sure other places are just as good. It seemed to get rid of that awful "lingering" small
     
  5. Justmary

    Justmary Registered User

    Jul 12, 2018
    66
    Female
    West Midlands
    Ah thank you. I raided the cupboard and used what I had, but I can still detect a faint odour. I'll put it on the list.
     
  6. DesperateofDevon

    DesperateofDevon Registered User

    Jul 7, 2019
    1,880
    Bicarbonate of soda very good for neutralising smells !
    Xx
     
  7. Roseleigh

    Roseleigh Registered User

    Dec 26, 2016
    279
    Oh Mary , how do you cope with this horror with such equanimity? For me this would definitely be the time to go for residential care, if I hadnt already done so, and a replacement carpet.
     
  8. Bunpoots

    Bunpoots Registered User

    Apr 1, 2016
    3,320
    Nottinghamshire
    My dad did this, but it wasn’t a regular occurrence. Not nice to have to clean up! I hope it’s just a one-off
     
  9. canary

    canary Registered User

    Feb 25, 2014
    10,786
    Female
    South coast
    As you will have gathered this has happened with OH.
    Fortunately I have mostly hard/tiled/vinyl flooring and a steam mop is a godsend
    Good disposable gloves and petroleum jelly up the nostrils are advised too.
     
  10. Roseleigh

    Roseleigh Registered User

    Dec 26, 2016
    279
    With double incontinence a mobile PWD and a tendency to remove pads or pull ups, there would be a case for NHS continuous nursing care. Some people are lucky enough to get this. Just because its hard to get, doesnt mean its not worth applying.
     
  11. DesperateofDevon

    DesperateofDevon Registered User

    Jul 7, 2019
    1,880
    One of the reasons why I want to be present when the care placement assessment is done, but SW being allusive!
     
  12. Roseleigh

    Roseleigh Registered User

    Dec 26, 2016
    279
    Ive just had SW today to do a needs assessment and he also filled in the NHS form. He seems to think my husband stands a chance but tbh when I read how bad some on here are I dont think mine will get it.
     
  13. DesperateofDevon

    DesperateofDevon Registered User

    Jul 7, 2019
    1,880
    that’s positive news
    X
    Good luck
    Xx
     
  14. Justmary

    Justmary Registered User

    Jul 12, 2018
    66
    Female
    West Midlands
    Thank you. I've got some of that. But, ha ha, I would have preferred to be making a cake with it.
     
  15. Roseleigh

    Roseleigh Registered User

    Dec 26, 2016
    279
    Thanks, but as I say given some of you are coping with far worse, so I think its unlikely mine will qualify.
     
  16. Justmary

    Justmary Registered User

    Jul 12, 2018
    66
    Female
    West Midlands
    I'm sure it was just a one off. I had a feeling that he wasn't entirely well. You see, he is still physically strong and walks around ok, but he can no longer communicate very well. So he said he was fine when I asked but I wasn't convinced. Today he has used the toilet without any prompting. But I do think that the time for care is approaching and I know that I should be starting the procedure... I might even have a little look at new carpets.
     
  17. Justmary

    Justmary Registered User

    Jul 12, 2018
    66
    Female
    West Midlands
    Thank you. I hope so too. I must admit I was quite surprised how I just got on with it.
     
  18. Justmary

    Justmary Registered User

    Jul 12, 2018
    66
    Female
    West Midlands
    Petroleum jelly up the nostrils? I've never heard of that but it makes sense. I do so hope I don't have to do it again though. Thank you.
     
  19. pinkwizard1

    pinkwizard1 Registered User

    Oct 9, 2017
    39
    Female
     
  20. Roseleigh

    Roseleigh Registered User

    Dec 26, 2016
    279
    Mine is very similar in that respect at least.
     

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