I realize this is a very embarrassing situation but one that we are very frustrated with. We are concerned that our mother will get an infection or give the rest of the family an infection because of her bathroom habits. We have already gone into the bathroom after her only to find feces smeared on the toilet from her digging herself out. We have tried talking to her about this many times but her short term memory is gone and she continues to do what she wants.
She is on stool softeners, we try to get her to take in more liquids, she doesn't eat very well, is on Coumadin (have to watch the vit K foods). She craves sweets and we find her up very early in the morning eating gumdrops and candy.
We have talked to the doctor about this nasty habit without much luck on what to do to get her to stop. He told us to give her Miralax which we do.
All suggestions appreciated.