I care for my husbands 98 yr old grandmother she has Alz, diabetes, bp problems, thyroid, just no name a few. The problem is that this poor woman has been pooping her brains out! Every time she eats she has to go and not just once! And she goes even in between eating! And when she goes you hear her moan and I ask her if she is in pain and she has said yes! The stool is most of the time like water with stuff in it and the smell is just deadly. Sometimes its a little thicker and looks pussy! And the color goes from a real dark green to a muddy green. I have told her daughter about this for some time and her daughter has DPOA. She has mentioned this to her doctor and he just seems to blow it off. I told them I think she needs a scoop to see what's going on! And he seems to think that that is a hard procedure to put her through! I understand that if they were to find something like cancer or something to the likes they really couldn't do anything about it but I think it would be good to know one way or another! At least this way if they find nothing maybe its the meds they have her on! I think this poor woman is suffering and they just don't care! She has lost weight and we have tried putting more fiber into her diet to see if that would help but she still going like she has been. He has her on meds for the diarrhea but it don't seem to really help. It might slow it down a little but the poor thing goes at least 5 times or more everyday! And at night she seems to leek this watery stool. Should I insist that they do this scoop or is this more cruel to do the scoop? And I'm afraid of her dehydrating because she's not a big drinker! She 's like a horse you can lead them to water but you can't make them drink! I'll take any and all advice!! thanks!