Q: Most of my body is paralyzed. I have a caregiver to assist me for my basic needs. Most mornings when the caregiver arrives around 8:30 or later upon checking, we realised that I have passed stool. Some mornings I do not pass. After eating or being awake for some time I sometimes make more stool.
1. If I do not get a smell is it fine for me to continue with eating and other work or should I rather check?
2. Can I do exercises and drink hot water before checking and changing to try to ensure that I just need to change once for the morning?
3. Some mornings I am not well or very tired and find it difficult to sleep after waking up to change. Can I continue sleeping after the caregiver comes or should I break my sleep and check to see if I need to change?
A: 1 – 3. You may continue with other work.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)