I gave soaked ground flax once last week and added 3/4 tsp ground flax to my mom's drink but my suspiscion is that made her stool a more firmer shape and harder. A few pieces seemed to hold their stiff shape like a letter L .... Can that be possible ? Would the flax bind together and keep a contained shape that makes things worse? My mom gets 2 main meals a day with a snack in between. And approx 5 cups of liquid daily any more than that I have to chase after her. I add some liquid at the end of her meal and make it like a soupy stew to get more liquid into her body. But her abdomen seems larger.