My husband is 66 and suffers from Parkinsonism. It's not Parkinson's disease, but much like it. Over this past summer, his mobility has become much worse and he complains of complete numbness in his right leg. I suspect Lumbar Stenosis, but after visiting 5 neurologists and having a hip replacement, no definite diagnosis was ever made. I am responsible for all his care other than feeding him. Recently, he has become unable to control his bowels and I suspect he doesn't even realize when he has a movement. This happens at all different times of day, so there is no "schedule" to follow for him. When I get him ready for bed, I find he has had a movement in his diaper and could have been sitting in it all day. I plan to set up a toilet. Hair in his room, but if he is not aware of having a movement, this won't do much good. I am trying to get him to go to a neurologist. Perhaps an orthopedist one more time. He has an "ignore it and it will go away" attitude, but I know this won't. I am cancelling our vacation next week because I can't handle these clean-ups far away from home. He insists I don't cancel it, but I feel I must. How can I convince him that for MY own sanity at least, we need to see a specialist even if he or she tells us there's nothing to be done? TIA for any help.