I'll cut to the chase with this discussion. I won't sugar coat anything. Those two dreaded words are urine and feces......yes, piss and shit. Some time in your "caregiver saga", you will learn to dread those two words. With that said, I just had to clean up after my 89 years old mother. She craves laxatives......like a junkie craves heroin. Every time she has a bowel movement, its never good enough. She can fill up the toilet, but in her mind "hardly anything came out". What gets so twisted in the elderly mind that they have such a fixation on having bowel movements? It can be an all day subject with my mother. It completely takes over her. Her new favorite word is enema, but I refuse to ever go that route. She can have a good bowel movement and the very next day mention an enema. When she has her bowel movement......she is as meek as a lamb......only to turn into a crazed tiger when her next bowel movement is "due".
As usual folks......the curse continues!