Mom in stage 7 of Alzheimer's

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My mom has been complaining the last 30 days of not feeling good and her back and side hurting off and on..she doesnot walk she goes from wheelchair to her recliner...(which she stays in all day but to go to bathroom and eat)took her to Doctor he said that it was the way she was sitting all day..and that is to be expected because of the Alzheimer's...my mother never complains at all because she doesnot want to take meds..Doctor is ordering a ultrasound..my question is is this the Alzheimer's that is really doing this because of her having no muscles..tone ? I know some are telling me that the brain could be telling her that she hurts and really dnt hurt..but I donot believe that..thanks for any answers😀😀😀

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Hi the doctor put my mom on norco pain meds she hasnot been in pain for the last week..which is great..but what are the bad side effects with Alzheimer's
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Motherof5,
I'm sorry about your mother. My great aunt recovered from skin cancer (radiation), but later on became ill. She was too weak to undergo any other treatments and the doctor said, she couldn't even handle a colonoscopy. We kept her comfortable as possible, as that is what she wanted. She was very alert and had no dementia. She was 85 as well.
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Thinks so much for answers..she is 85..yes that what doctor tole us today again...that she couldnot go through the treatments..so we are just going to watch her and keep her out of pain as much as we can...I love this side y'all made me feel a lot better about my decision...thanks so much..y'all are wonderful..
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Your job now is to arrange for your mother to have the least discomfort. It is not to extend her life. I understand your feeling guilt, but at least turn down the volume on it! If this were a dog, would you put it to sleep? We don't put humans to sleep, but we can protect them from unnecessary medical poking and prodding.

This is such hard work! Hugs.
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Mother of 5 forget the guilt you are making absolutely the right decision for Mom. Get a second opinion if you like but think carefully about anymore testing, Second doc can look at existing CT scan.
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"If you won't do the treatment, don't do the test."

Is the doctor saying that the tests would be hard on Mom, and even if they indicate cancer, Mom could not take the treatment? If that is the case (and I really am not sure I am interpreting what you wrote correctly), then I would definitely not put Mom through the tests.

I'd only do the tests if there is some potential benefit to knowing the exact nature of the nodule.
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MO5, how old is mom?
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Does mom have medical directives in place? Are you POA? Do you thibk this warrants a second opinion? If so, seek one. Otherwise follow mom's instructions.
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Took my mom to emergency room because of her side again...they took a ct scan and found this..pulmonary nodule..thickened endometrium..and diverticulosis...doctor tole us he dnt think she can go through these test to see how serious it is....he said that if the spots on lung is cancer she wouldnot go through the test..I feel so guilty not knowing if this is the right decision or not...he tole us to talk about it and let him know..
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Hi thanks for all the comments..very helpful..they said that she didnot a uti..but blood in urine he just tole me to follow up with her doctor..and just said she is lossing muscle tone...which comes with Alzheimer's ...I did take what chap said with a gran of salt...when right over my head..
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