Hello all- this post is a ‘What would you do?’ It involves me, my mother, a potty chair and a bathroom down the hall.
My mother is able to get around in shorts stints with the aid of her walker; however, she prefers to not get out of Her Chair; yes, she is lazy and wants someone to “please won’t you help me” which translates into “please do it for me because it’s easier for me when you do it instead of me having to do it”. Ends up there’s a snag in her method of manipulation, I cannot pee for her. <enter potty chair> Potty chair came into the picture months ago when mom came home from SNF as a TEMPORARY until mom gained back her mobility. Well, potty chair now has a permanent position right in the middle of the family room about two feet to the west of Her Chair. (It makes a great conversation piece). Potty chair has become a crutch for my mother as an effortless bladder fix that enables her lack of mobility because she doesn’t have to walk “all the way down the hall” (25 feet) to pee. Potty chair should be out in Mr.Shed and potty chair has been the cause of many debates? between me and mom. I compromised finally after I was able to think of a legit reason for potty chair to stay inside. I agreed to not banish potty chair to Mr. Shed because during those rare times I am gone for a very short time it is safer for mom to not have to be up and around so during those times potty chair would be legit. Unfortunately, potty chair is being exploited as a quick fix when I’m here, when I’m not basically it is moms go to spot to pee- I hate potty chair. So, I went on strike and refuse to empty potty chair which forces mom to have to go to the bathroom down the hall to pee giving her at least some mobility she needs.
What would you do? Am I being mean or doing what is best to get mom mobility. Thanks for your input.