my mom is bed ridden

United States
January 14, 2007 10:42pm CST
Is there anyone else out there that is bed ridden like my Mom, I was hoping to trade useful idea's with you on easier ways of taking care of them frosty
2 responses
• United States
15 Jan 07
I worked as a Nurse Aide up until I had my little girl a year ago. Basically just make sure you turn her every 2 hours to help prevent bed sores: Back, Left Side, Right side. When doing that prop a pillow behind her back when on her side & a pillow between her legs. Make sure you rub lotion all over her body for her circulation. Yes.. sheepskin is wonderful.. maybe check @ a local goodwill or on EBAY for these. If your Mom is on medicare/medicaid they might pay for some of the things you need to take care of her. I'm not sure how it works but it's something to check into. Good luck, if you have any other questions as far as bathing etc. I could try and help.
• United States
15 Jan 07
If I touch her legs or feet she gets pins and needles in them like they are waking up. I have tried the good wills but as of yet have not found any, someone was telling me that I could use fake lamb skin but the cheapest the I found that was 20 bucks for a piece 24" X 30" not very big. nana2000
@toonatoons (3739)
• Philippines
15 Jan 07
my dad suffered a massive stroke, and he had to be bedridden for more than two years. we turned him to his sides often, placed him on a wheelchair at times, so he wouldn't get bed sores or anything.
• United States
15 Jan 07
sorry to hear that. i have been turning her about every 4 hours, as far as getting her out of the bed her dr. says no a lot of people have told me to get lambs wool or sheep skin to help prevent the bedsores, well that stuff is to expensive for me so i am using bag balm to prevent them