Since my mother has been ill with pneumonia, she seems to have lost bladder control at night. She still asks to go to the toilet during the day but the last 4 nights apparently she has soaked the bed. My dad puts her in those absorbent paper 'nappy' type things but he says that she takes them off in the night and then goes in the bed!
He is beside himself as he has had to strip the bed at least twice every night for the past 4 nights. She is also awake and restless all night and they are both exhausted.
I just don't know what to do or say to help! What is the next step? We are hoping that this is temporary as she had a catheter while in hospital for 10 days and apparently this can lead to a temporary incontinence. If it is not temporary, then do we need to look at having a permanent catheter fitted?
My dad is just not coping at all and that is not good for either of them. Any advice would be very welcome.