Input and Output

21 Jan

Taking Mum for an appointment at the Continence Clinic in a few days but prior to that we have to monitor all her drinks (input) and urine (output) for 3 days so we commenced this interesting exercise this morning. It had all gone horribly wrong by about 11 am! The concept of measuring her urine in a jug (particularly during the night) is lost on mum and I can’t be forever asking her where she’s going or has she been. I may have to fudge the figures and hope for the best.

I must confess I hate all this intimate medical stuff and I’m sure I’m not alone in this. What if it was my Dad I was looking after, or if my brother was looking after mum full-time. It’s all very difficult. I’m just not used to discussing such personal things with mum, nor do I want to become used to it!

1 Comment

Posted by on January 21, 2012 in Diary


One response to “Input and Output

  1. Kristen Hardin

    February 29, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    This post makes me giggle a little because the medical aspect of this disease can be frustrating and “gross” sometimes. I’ve had to help my Dad pee in a cup and coach him through an enema for a colonoscopy. That last one wasn’t successful and I kind of gave up….
    My Dad never seems to be worried though or modest, so that helps… I think I would feel bad if it was my Mom and if she felt weird or uncomfortable about it.


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