Mother has been losing weight and and can't eat much at all since contracting Shingles in November. She has been hospitalized three times in the last month for weight loss, dehydration, low sodium/potassium, and constipation. We can't get her to eat much of anything. She is losing weight. It's almost impossible to get enough calories and nutrition in her. Then she's constipated. Metamucil, stool softeners, laxatives and seem ineffective. I'm at a loss on how to get her to eat and drink enough fluids. Then the constant battle with constipation and blockages. She won't eat anything she used to like. I need diet and nutrition ideas. She can't heal if she can't get nutrition. Help!