Up until a couple of years ago, grandma would only poop once a week or so. Sometimes it went as long as 2 weeks when she would vomit up "coffee grinds". The doctors tried a bunch of stuff, mainly adding bulk with fiber. None of it worked. So I went the other way. I cut out all fiber. She's on a no fiber diet. So no fiber that I consider the hospital "no fiber" diet to have too much fiber. The couple times she's been hospitalized, I've had to pick through the hospital food and remove things. It seems the hospital doesn't realize that potatoes have a lot of fiber.
Now grandma poops everyday. Which is a blessing and a curse. It's good for her that she poops everyday. It's bad for me since now I have to deal with it. Why can't she poop in her toilet instead of her commode? She'll go to the bathroom after she poops to wash her hands. Why can't she just poop there too?