This is really just a vent, I'm pulling my hair out with frustration! Mom is chronically constipated and every time I think I have a handle on things it returns worse than ever. Last week when she developed diarrhea I was reluctant to give her anything due to her history, but the the doc told me to use imodium and days of constant clean up I was ready to try anything.
Nurse popped in on Wednesday and said everything sounded good, no tenderness, return to business as usual. Well now it's been 5 days, rectum full but no pooping. Last time I dragged mom to the hospital about this after a painful digital exam they set her on the commode (like that was going to work) and after several hours sent us home with instructions to go buy some Miralax (which, btw, is not even sold under that brand name in Canada). I vowed I would never put her though that again.
I understand nobody WANTS to deal with a possible dis-impaction, but why am I supposed to sit here stressed with worry and frustration and NO HELP. It seems everyone I turn to for help just lobs problem back to me like a hot potato. Well my hands are on fire! :(