My papa will be 82 this year and he doesn't act his age. He still thinks he's a young man, which is nice when it comes to some things, but not with others. Either way he's a stubborn old man, but I love him anyway.
What's concerning me is for the past year now he has been having what seems to be ulcer flare up's off and on. The first one was at the end of February 2018. It took him about a month or two to get over it and get back to his normal self. I wasn't as worried about it because he could still eat and drink while keeping it down, even though it would hurt him. He didn't go to the doctor or to the hospital because he's stubborn and doesn't want to go. So I'm not sure if it's an ulcer at this point or not.
Now I'm getting more worried. He got sick last night after dinner and threw up most of the night. He couldn't lay down because he says it hurts. Today (1/9/19) he's been throwing up anything drinks (even water) and he won't try eating anything. So I would think his stomach is empty, but he told me the he had been throwing up what looks to be coffee grounds, which I looked up and google said it was coagulated blood. Scary. He still can't lay down and if he does drink anything he says it burns, plus he's pretty pale.
I haven't talked to him about going to the doctor or the hospital because I know he'll say no and will just yell and scream making things worse. I can't call the ambulance because I know he will say no and they won't take him because he seems to be in his right mind. I really don't have any idea what to do.
I don't know if this is really a question or not, but I've tried everything and he still won't go to the doctor. I'm worried at this point things will take a turn for the worst and I won't know what to do.