I am a hired caregiver for an elderly couple. He is 90, and has prostate cancer, suffered a stroke recently, and has problems with acid reflux and constipation. I am not fond of the Sickness System's favorite treatment plan which I feel is "A Pill For Every Ill". He takes an acid pump inhibitor in the morning. This was prescribed to take the place of his original reflux med because THAT one intereferes with Plavix, which he is on due to the stroke. Well he wants to take them both. And take them both he often does. He also eats antacid tablets all the time. His doctor poo-poo'd my question about digestive enzymes.
This man is failing fast, and it seems there is nothing I can do. This morning as he was vomiting into the garbage can, I said "I want to call your doctor". His response - "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!" as he was retching.
Where's my question? Not sure. Maybe I'm just venting.