My mother goes through paper products like crazy. She fills 2 waste cans a day with paper and she doesn't have a cold or sinus problem. One week we went thru 20,000 yes I said 20 thousand sheets of toilet paper. For 3 people. She uses close to a box of tissues a day. We have stopped keeping toilet paper in our bathroom. My mother has to take her own roll when she goes and so do we now. She still uses a thousand sheet roll herself a day. anyone else go through this? We only put paper in the bathroom when we have company now.
You haven't lived until you wash clothes that have depends in a pocket. They swell to the size of a basket ball and can't be pulled out.. Or better yet depends in the wash break and fill the wash with millions of little wet gooey beads.
That said, he was a fiercely independent man and it is hard to see him reduced to such strange behaviour.
All the very best to you :)
In many older people, the sensation of postnasal drainage may be the result of nasal airway dehydration. This can be a side effect of medications for high blood pressure, sleep disorders and bladder problems, among others. Drinking too much coffee, tea or alcohol, or not drinking enough water is also more likely to produce nasal dehydration in older adults. Finally, in some people symptoms of certain kinds of gastroesophageal reflux may be mistakenly identified as postnasal drainage."
I think I may buy stock in tissue. :)
The tp wiping has to do with the fact that I am heaver than I was when I was when I was younger. Dribbling comes with age & multipule pregnancies. Just comes to us as we age. Someone mentioned the decrees of nose hair. Makes sense since the hair thins to the point of very little everywhere else. Just didn't think about it.
My mom hoards it everywhere...I empty her pockets before I do her laundry, if not, it's fuzball city on all clothes!! It's stuffed under her pillow, in her drawers, pant pockets , coat pockets, waste bin in the bathroom and yes, even the toilet (she doesn't know it flushes) Hmm....wonder why this fascination with tissue??
just bought the doughnut pillow $20.00 not how do I wash the foam rubber?
She has an ostomy and wears an appliance. Small PIA, thank goodness I don't have faeces to clean up. I now have to accompany her to the bathroom and supervise/coach her toileting. Never in my wildest imagination did foresee being a caregiver.Alzheimer's is a terrible affliction for both of us.
When the pouch is emptied the smell will take the paint off the walls. But is sure beats wiping her butt.