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He has an enlarged prostate (under urologist's care with meds, but Dr. is unavailable this weekend). He has taken Miralax, and will drink some liquids (Ensure & other liquids), but is so uncomfortable due to bloated feeling. He is 93, and normally a vital, happening guy (still driving & dancing).

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Best wishes to you and your dad, Richie. I too had a situation where I wish I had taken my dad into the ER earlier. I was tired after a few sleepless nights with him. If only... But, like in your situation, we are doing the best we can at the time for the ones we love so much. Blessings to you both.
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You couldn’t force him to go to be evaluated and did the best you could. Seniors can be so stubborn!
I bet next time you’ll insist he goes to the ER & hopefully your dad learned a lesson and won’t argue with you.
I hope your father is feeling better soon. 
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I'm so sorry to hear that Richie, thanks for coming back with the update.
Do remember to take time for some self care so you can be at you best as his advocate.
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Thank you all for your input, I really appreciate it — we did take him to the ER, and their first question, of course, "What is the main reason you brought him into the ER?" A very difficult question due to the combination of many symptoms to choose from; at that point including slurred speech, and seeing objects & people (that were not there). End result: A series of small strokes.
What I have learned: Take loved ones to the ER at the FIRST of any sign of ANY kind of abnormal behavior. The rest is damage control.
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I know when my sister couldn't urinate due to a prolapse she was in agony any did not quibble about when to go for help. Richie seems unsure whether his father hasn't gone at all or if he is just having difficulty, if there has truly been nothing then I too urge you not to wait.
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If he has not urinated, the body produces 2 liters per day. If his bladder ruptured and his abdomen fills with fliud and blood, that puts pressure on is abdomen and compress intestines and blood vessels called compartment syndrome. Is his abdomen very tense? Is his circulation poor in his feet? What is his blood pressure? Get him to an ER now
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As a nurse, I've seen patients who can't pass their urine in AGONY. Your father is going to be more and more uncomfortable until he's in horrible pain from not being able to urinate. This is a medical emergency!
Once the bladder has burst you risk peritonitis.
The body makes 30 milliliters of urine per hour even if you don't drink anything.

Go TODAY! He has too many problems to be second guessing what's what.
If they can't pass a catheter up the urethra (due to the prostate being very swollen) they can always put in a supra-pubic catheter.
He needs a scan to see if he has a bowel obstruction.
He needs IV fluids and nutrients.

This is not something to wait for. Tell him his life depends on this. GO NOW!
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I would take him to the hospital over his protests. You say he is not himself, he may well have a UTI or other infection.

The hospital can use a ultrasound on his bladder and determine if it is full. They can administer IV fluids to help with the dehydration. This sounds like a medical emergency, not a wait and see the doc he likes situation.
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Richie, I would gather up Dad and drive him to the nearest urgent care center. You don't want your Dad to be dehydrated as that can cause numerous problems, like confusion. And if there is a stomach or intestine blockage, it needs immediate attention like RIGHT NOW.

If Dad feels bloated, he will not eat as it is too uncomfortable. Something is going on with his stomach/intestines. Did Dad have Ensures before without any problems, or is this his first time? If first time, Ensures contains Corn-sourced maltodextrin which is a starch, which could do a tap dance on Dad's stomach.
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Richie, I am sorry he does not want to go to the ER.. but frankly he needs to. His symptoms are not good, after 3 days.
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I guess you'll just have to make sure he gets in to see his doc tomorrow at the latest, hopefully it is easily treated. Push clear fluids and hold off on the solids unless he feels a desire to eat. And come back to let us know how it turns out.
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The weird thing is, that it's typical (all life long) for him to go several days at a time without having a bowel movement. He isn't actually vomiting at all — just says, or acts like he feels that he might vomit. The other complicated part of this confusing situation for me is that he doesn't always remember if he has had a bowel movement, or urinated (when I ask him). Normally, he's completely lucid — and he is 93 years old.
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Most good foods that I bring him (soup, steamed broccoli, potato, cooked carrots, fresh pineapple, broiled salmon, he acts as if if will make him sick, and says that he couldn't eat a thing — so full already... He has consumed 2 Ensure(s) (like Boost), and I got him to eat a bowl of oatmeal with fresh blueberries in the past two days. Other than that, he drank two of the mini-sprite carbonated beverages (slowly), but that's about it. He looks visibly weak compared to a few days ago. I am so worried about him, but he really doesn't want to go to the ER.
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How long since he has had a bowel movement? I'd be worried about an impaction, which should never be treated by giving laxatives. The urinary retention could also be a medical emergency and will probably require a catheterization. He can go without food for a few days but if he can't even keep fluids down then that is strike three and I would not wait but get him in to see someone ASAP.
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Does he become physically ill when he tries to eat? Have you tried clear broths or things like Boost for him where he wouldn’t have to physically chew? Miralax works wonders for constipation, usually overnight and it’s not a drug. It must be safe, y daughter’s pediatrician recommended it for her 6 year old. Good luck and keep us updated.
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There is another doctor on call, but after a very bad experience both in the ER and with another urologist, my father only trusts his current Dr. (so does not want to go the the ER, where the other doctor is on call). The issue is with placing a catheter — he's been through it before, but only successfully with his current Dr. This is compounded by his not being able to poop (which puts pressure on his prostate area as well). I'm mostly concerned now by his not eating for 3 days, and getting very weak as a result...
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Does the doctor's service when you call say there is another doctor on call for him? Seems like there ought to be. Or can you call your dad's insurance's 24-hour nurse advice line? Worst case, I would take him into an urgent care clinic or ER. I'm not a nurse but not being able to urinate seems like a situation that needs to be addressed by a medical pro today.

Isn't it frustrating how these things always happen on the weekends?!! Richie, hope you can get some help asap for your dad.
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