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Old 09-26-2010, 03:52 PM   #1
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Overnight Incontinence

My mother suffered a severe stroke a year and a half ago. She is mostly paralyzed on her right side, and is unable to speak. However, she has good comprehension and awareness. She is 75 and lives with my stepfather.

During the day, she will let my stepfather know when she has to eliminate, and he takes her to the bathroom. She rarely has daytime accidents. But nighttime is a problem, especially for my stepfather, because he has to get up at least one time every night to help her out of bed and onto the commode to urinate. Often she has already urinated, and then he also has to clean her up, change the underpad, etc. This routine works to keep my Mom from having any urine scalding, but has resulted in a chronic sleep deprivation for my stepfather, who is under a lot of strain.

I was wondering how other people deal with nighttime incontinence such as I described. Thanks very much.

 
Old 09-27-2010, 08:30 AM   #2
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Re: Overnight Incontinence

Hi there!

Have no incontinence products been tried? There are many different ones (briefs, pads, adult diapers) and some specifically made for use overnight. They're highly absorbant and will pull moisture away from the skin.

Using these would certainly make life better and easier for both your mother and her husband and they could finally get a good night's sleep!

 
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Old 09-27-2010, 03:09 PM   #3
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Re: Overnight Incontinence

Thanks for your reply. Yes, they use a combination of briefs and absorbant underpads. Apparently, it helps, but not enough to go the whole night.

 
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