So Grandma is 93 and taking blood thinners (Xarelto). Every so often she complains about pain. Today she's been moaning and groaning because of back pain, yesterday it was leg pain. I make her get up every two hours to go to the bathroom, but she needs to move around more according to her physical therapist. The problem is that she turns into a nasty, hateful witch whenever I make her get up every two hours, I can't imagine making her get up every hour.
So... I guess all the sitting leads to pain which leads to moaning/groaning which leads to her literally driving me crazy. I can't give her NSAIDs (Advil, Aleve) and Tylenol is useless. Is there anything the doctor can prescribe to help with pain? I've considered switching her back to Coumadin/Warfarin since I consider it a safer blood thinner and just giving her the occasional Advil (with the doctor's approval).
I'm just not sure what to do because I'm not sure why she's in pain. I'm just looking for advice and maybe a different view on the matter. I don't know why no one can develop a blood thinner that can safely be used with NSAIDs.