The stained wooden floor under Okaasan's sitting,, sleeping, living place.
Not the floor - the stain.
So she WAS just peeing on the carpet when she had the neck ache a few weeks ago and lay there for 5 days doing nothing.
That's good to know. The stain was just from that week, not a regular nighttime incontinence.
She still HAS incontinence of course, the double-pants and the wet pajamas and newspaper balls show that...and the smell.
But it isn't a 100% of the time thing. That's good.
But. I am disappointed.
That stain was going to be my nice visual cue into talking to her about the problem: why-don't-you-use sanitary pads or maybe even these old people diapers...at night at least.
Now it's gone.
Ethical advice please.
If I go into her room while she is out with a little cup of water and pour it on the floor under the carpet.
Is that bad?
This is on a level with a wildlife camera crew putting out food to attract a rare bird that has been seen in this tree, isn't it?
The bird WAS here at some point. But not actually right now.
A little "help" will put it here again for showing.
Hmmmmm......votes please. Cup of water? Or not?
Meanwhile, I am on duty for 2 days as he's away ski teaching.
We left a sign on the kitchen table to tell Okaasan that dinner would be a little later, giving me time to rush home from work about 7.30 pm.
Last night was easy oden, tonight might be KFC and salad.
Okaasan all ok with that. I just sat and chatted about wartime stuff and the cats and the weather last night.
I've found my birthday present: Unazaki Kabo-chan (nodding pumpkin boy).
It was in the newspaper this week. Designed by Osaka City University. It costs Y21,000 and it is a robot boy. He is a companion for the elderly :-) In research, old women who live alone were given nodding pumpkin boy for 2 months and showed improved cognitive skills!
He has a vocabulary of 400 words (probably better than mine) and responds to sound and light and hand movements by nodding.
JUST what the carer needs! I could put him at the kitchen table with Okaasan, program him to say "wartime food shortages" and then Okaasan and pumpkin boy would be happy together - she would ramble on and on and he would nod and say "Great!" and "Really?" many times.
I wonder if they have a knicker-searching and washing application as an add-on function?