The nurses tell me she's having a bowel movement every day. Mom insists that she has to go and can't. I've taken her to her Dr and he did a rectal exam and doesn't find anything. She's on a stool softener and can take miralax upon request. Also Mom drinks a lot of prune juice, so much that the nurses won't let her have it sometimes because she's already had bowel movements. She can't control her bowels when she drinks so much prune juice. Mama will then get so angry and I get surprised at the words coming from her. I have begun to dread her phone calls and my visits because I can't even get her to change the subject. I live 5 hrs away and visit every 3 weeks for 3 days.
Is there anything I can do for her? How can I keep my sanity?