She eats breakfast but by mid afternoon she is "sick" again and won't eat. Mom is 94, and I moved her to my home three years ago due to mild strokes. She has Gastritis and Esophagitis. She has Dementia, but is in good health otherwise. She has always had hard dry stools and is used to doing enemas. Since she has been with me she has gotten better with more water, Miramax, and stool softeners. Plus she takes an acid blocker for her tummy.
Recently she was in the Hosp and Rehab because she was impacted, and she was having back pain, we thought from her impaction. Now we are finding out that she does have a spinal issue. She takes half of a Norco at night to help with the back pain.
I give her the thyroid pill in the morning and Miralax in either her tea or water. I used to give her Omeprazole but lately her tummy gets upset after. I bought OTC omeprazole and tried that. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. The main difference is that the RX pills are gelcaps and the OTC pills are tablets. I'm wondering if the gelcaps make her tummy upset.
Since she takes an opioid for pain, I thought it would help to give her prunes. Well she would get gas,feel bloated and say she was sick and stay in bed all day. I don't give her prunes every day, I give her the Senna pills every other day. And she still complains of gas, belching, and a "sick" feeling and stays in bed all day.
In the evening I give her her 81mg aspirin and Remeron.
Lately she hasn't wanted much dinner, she doesn't seem to like what I cook.She will try a few bites of mashed potatoes but not the meat or vegees. She has lost 10 pounds in the past three months, since the Rehab hospital.
Im trying to not over do the pills , yet keep her tummy from feeling sick. I try to get her to eat something even if it's a small amount. Mom doesn't like to take a lot of prescription pills. She thinks they will kill her. But yet she used to take sleeping pills every night and Allergy pills too. It's ok because they aren't prescription I guess.
Any ideas would be appreciated. And question too. Thanks.