Last night my Dad woke me up standing in my room screaming at me. Demanding a laxative. I told him to go to bed, and never do that again unless it is a real emergency. I am going to be locking my door starting tonight. I have a baby monitor in my Moms room, so I'll know if she is moving around. This week he has been keeping me awake and waking Mom all night long. This has to stop! Well, today the in home aide gave my Dad a laxative. She he didn't talk to me about it first. Ah well, she has been great. She has been the best I could ever ask for...and more. So, this is just chalked up to a lesson. But, my Dad has had explosive diarrhea every couple of days...for years. We know the reason..and he refuses to stop the medication that proabably causes it. But..today he told the home aide he has constipation going on 7 days. And she believed him. The mess everywhere is really bad. His living room chair. The carpet in the living room, his bedroom, bathroom. And after it was cleaned up..it started again. He has it all over his legs and feet...even the wheels of his walker.....then walks back into the living room smearing this mess on the carpets all over again. The stink is everywhere. Tomorrow the carpets all have to be cleaned. How how am I going to keep this guy in his bed? I cannot tie him down (though I was mad enough to consider it last night). I am betting this sort of crap (pun intended) is why many care givers burn out. I bet a fair number of seniors end up in NH because of this sort of behavior.