- Jun 27, 2006
Suggestions please. I'd like to take my mother away for a few days, but recently she's been having intermittent bouts of fecal incontinence at night. I am finding it very difficult to get my head around possible ways of handling this. Best solution would be disposable incontinence underwear, but the problem I have with this is getting her to keep them on - she wakes up in the night and takes them off. Even if I use a waterproof cover on the bed, my sheets etc, she still (if she has a problem) will try to deal with it herself, making the whole thing worse (I purchased a new mattress this week because of this). I have thought about gettting one of those pressure pads so that if she gets out of bed I will know about it. Any and all suggestions entertained! I will be staying in the same room, so I'll be right there. I just want to be prepared and give her as much dignity as is possible in this situation.