2 stints to dry out & come home, now we are starting a 3rd we are at a loss and need help. We found her last night covered in her own excrement and urine. Just wanting a bottle of wine. She refused to get up and get a bath. We called EMS to come and get her, almost had to go to the magistrates office to involuntary commit but she finally decided to come on her own. She had been in this chair so long that she had no skin on her back and butt. At the hospital they said her urethra was totally clogged. In the hour and half she was there she had already urinated 2 full foley bags and working on a third. She is talking competently, still wants her wine.
They said she would probably get dried out and some rehab and go home. This is the 3rd time for this. She is not capable of making decisions as far as staying home/sober. She still drives and will go to the store and get it. She goes so far as to go to the store buy lots of groceries and wine and leave all the groceries in the car to go bad. She is not eating and refuses to eat. We do not have power of attorney health or otherwise. We are not sure what to do or where to turn. We live in NC. Any suggestions?? How do we get guardianship or whatever we need to make decisions?