Possible TMI warning.
Of course, I was watching TLC last night and they had several shows that dealt with folks weighing well over 700 lbs. One guy was 749, bedridden for 7 years, the other guy was over 1,000 and bedridden for 10 years (had to rip out a wall to get him out of the house) and there was the queen of obesity at 1,200 lbs.
They pretty much went over much of their daily routines except what everyone wants to know (or at least thinks about) and that is, what sort of routine is in place for these folks to urinate and poop.
Do they just have at it and wait for their loved ones to come clean it up?
Is there some sort of method to retain fecal matter and urine as it exits the folds of skin?
These people, for the most part, just lie in the bed all day naked and eat. No baths, no bathroom trips.
How would the hospital or nursing home keep these people (as patients) from messing themselves?
During the show, I saw no signs of catheters or other such devices that would pre-empt a mess.