Mom has always had constipation issues since I can remember. She had a stroke 5 years ago, but everything was working in the stomach areas fine. She’s in a facility, and so me and a handful of people are dealing with her CONSTANT complaints that she hasn’t pooped and has gassy pain. Since she has the fullness feeling, she will eat breakfast, and little to nothing the rest of the day, complaining of discomfort. We took her off Linzess and will be using Senecot and a natural Psyllium husk caps that’s similar to what she took in the 80’s they stopped making. (You may rememeber the granular they sold in a yellow container called Perdieum Laxative)
Anyway, she’s been off the Linzess 3 days and insisted on an enema last night, and still has gas, complaining of discomfort.
Her facility went in lockdown last night as directed for the CV (none reported in facility) so I’m not able to help the nurses figure out what’s going on with her. It’s been a few weeks now, we had an X-ray done last night and haven’t heard back yet. What in the world is going on you think? I’m out of ideas to get her to eat, and what to do. Sure can’t take her to the hospital with all the virus and mess going around. She doesn’t have a fever, nothing like that. And limited speech, so bonus there. The poop subject is constant anyway, but this takes it up 10 notches and is wearing me to a frazzle.
So she finished therapy and went through a “blah” stage and now this is become more all-consuming than ever.
they gave her an enema last night, and “showed” me she was gassy (thanks mom) to prove she was bloated. Well, yeah, there’s no food in there!
Did you have issues with her not wanting to eat for the same reasons of fullness and bloat? Mine’s lost some weight with all of this too.