So since my last question was about my dad and I getting I to a little argument and he was refusing to come out of his room to eat, drink and take meds. Since then we had a phone/video chat with his primary doctor. He’s not showing any signs of Alzheimer’s, dementia or UTI. He’s just being stubborn over an argument about tv volume. He had a stroke and his mood has been all over since he’s been home living with us. He usually lived alone and now of course he can’t. So it is a big change for all of us. It’s nice but he definitely has his moments.
Anyways he’s been taking his meds, drinking water but still not eating...but doctor said to just monitor him for any major changes in behavior or if he is at all in danger of harming himself.
Now I love my dad more than ever! I know he deep down knows I’m here for him and care about him but he’s always been very stubborn and I’m not going to give in an apologize every time he is the one yelling at me for little things and then he basically is punishing himself by staying in his room all day and won’t talk to me.
That being said should I just do what the doctor says and just let him pout and be stubborn and when he’s ready to talk he will? I’m just worried he will get worse and I can’t really do anything about it....he’s constantly saying he doesn’t need help and he’s fine alone. Idk any advise?
Already spoke with doctor
and behavior hotline for elderly
said it’s his choice....
I just hate having to sit around and not be able to go out with my husband or kids because I’m too worried about my father....