Hi everyone Mum has late stage Alzheimers and my brother and I care for her at home. Six weeks ago she lost the ability to Stand unaided and can’t walk anymore. A week last Saturday I checked Mum for bed sores etc and she was clear. By Monday she had a massive bed sore at the base of her spine, near the tail bone. Then in the following few days she got sores on the heels of both feet. We actioned the nurses who came out to change the dressings. The next Saturday I was helping Mum toilet and noticed a horrid smell When I checked the spine sore the dressing was coming off. So, (maybe stupidly) I had a look. It smelt rancid and I could see muscle. I covered it back over and rang the nurse to redress it. Yesterday, Monday- I had a total panic attack. I suddenly realised that my mums condition was totally out of my hands. I could now, not do anything to stop these horrid sores. Mum has begun to get swelling in her hands and also now has not been for a wee in over 24 hours. I called the doctor today for a home visit. His advice was to increase mums pain medication as this was really the only thing that can be done for the sores. He said it’s difficult for sores to heal especially when she is not eating very much and is definitely not drinking enough water. When I mentioned the wee thing he said he was concerned and that we need to monitor this. Can anyone relate to these symptoms and how do you manage them on a day to day basis. I’m still waiting for the tissue viability nurse to come and assess the spinal sore. Even she said on the phone that she was concerned. Everybody appears to be concerned but nobody says why? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.