My mother had a stroke & a brain aneurysm in 2010. She's home now, with no feeling in her left side.
We have someone come during the day to give us a break. She wears diapers with pads, but knows when she has to go to the bathroom.
For the past 2 weeks she's been peeing and pooping in her diapers and not telling anyone.
She will sit in the urine or the poop until someone puts her on the toilet and realizes that she has gone. She will even tell us that she hasn't gone to the bathroom.
She will also just sit on the toilet and not go to the bathroom but then will pee on us as we are getting her up. Today, she started pooping as I was wiping her. She also has a few sores on her butt that are getting worse from her sitting in the poop or pee.
Why has she started doing this all of a sudden? How have others coped with this? Or what can I do about this? And should we just go ahead and take her to the doctor about the sores? Because nothing is working on them.