move on their own. I am trying to keep things orderly and use safe protocols, but it is hard to keep up with it. I was using 3 and 4 sheets a day, (yes even with chux pads). I finally hired a laundry service that brings me sheets and towels once a week. But I can't give them sheets covered with s__t. So every morning I take her sheets out and hose them off and let them dry in the sun. Several times a week it is so bad that I have to hose off her clothes and soak them before washing them. I spend so much time doing laundry and bathing her. With her diarrhea she needs a daily bath.
I have an outdoor hose with warm water that I can use on my mother if it is warm outside. Sometimes it feels like my life is about feces and urine. I am so tired of the smell. Yesterday someone watched her and I went for a drive, opened up the windows and smelled California summer. It was wonderful, the smell of sage and pines in the breeze.
My mom had uterine cancer 40 years ago and radiation therapy severely harmed her bowel's ability to absorb. I give her 2 immodium in the morning and at night. Sometimes the only thing that helps is a vicodin. (Her doctor okayed that.)
I give her fiber and billions of probiotics.
I have a sore on my finger that hasn't gone away and I am worried could be an infection from exposure to something in her poop. I will see the doctor on Friday. She has had cdif in the past and mersa.