not sure why I've just had a really smelly nappy- and I mean really bad.
the last thing I ate was around 6 hours ago and I've changed since then, so..
I ask myself this a lot especially when my first change involves cleaning up after a nighttime bowel accident. This morning was the worst though as I had what parents in the U.S call a blowout. The mess went up my back and leaked out the leg opening I smelt and felt disgusting, so I washed my hands, made my coffee then removed the used nappy took a shower. All in all, a disgusting way to start the morning but it can't be helped but I hope it doesn't happen again for a while.
One of the problems with complete loss of bladder & bowel control. Is either catheters , bowel programs, or briefs. Theres going to be accidents and leaks. I'm sorry that's happening to You. It is always a low point for sure. Its rare I have a bowel event in the night. Its much more likely to happen sitting in My wheelchair. Or worse Yet during transfers. I can only say if You are having problems with (blowouts). You really need to go up a size or two in what You wear. A overnight plastic backed adult diaper brief is really the only type of product. That works for that level of incontinence. And sleep or sit on chux. Seems like there was another thread about blow outs on this board some time back ?
I have started wearing plastic pants at night due to this situation because the adult diapers I wear normally are already mediums and have ample room. I keep a chart of my toileting habits and I found before that episode I was constipated for 3 days before hand and the output was much larger than normal. Right now, my doctors are looking for signs of gastroparesis because I am a type 1 diabetic and have had episodes where I would not have a bowel movement for a week which is terribly painful. To prevent the constipation right now I am trying to go on a mostly vegetarian diet and a lot of fluid which is working but leaves me needing to change quite often
I'm glad You could find something that works for You. Are the plastic pants hot ? I mean do they contain moisture and cause You to sweat ? Are they a pull on type pants ? I'm quadriplegic. So I need something easy for My caregiver to put on or off. With the disposable briefs. Its easy for Me to just be rolled onto or off of the unfolded briefs and booster pads. Skin and rash issues are always important. So I'm always concerned about moister or humidity. I was mostly able to maintain a typical quadriplegic bowel program for years. With very few accidents. But once I progressed to the point of needing a feeding tube. Everything became out of wack. The pooping accidents became much more frequent and unpredictable. Thatand endless and dangerous UTIs. Caused Me to give up on catheters. And needing to use the adult diaper briefs full time. ughhh.
The plastic pants I have do pull on like regular underwear, but I searched online, and they do have ones that you can button on. Plastic pants do get hot but as I toss and turn a lot so I can't rely on staying on the bed pad I was also able to get a reusable bed pad to contain leaks. Recently I have been dealing with constipation and decided to try finding a new doctor because my blood sugars seem to behave better when I am able to poop every day. I do have nerve damage from the diabetes, so I am thinking about talking to my doctor about my issues with constipation which usually end up with major pooping accidents.