My Dad, 77, has had Parkinson’s for 11 years or so. Up until now, constipation has been a manageable issue. I came to visit him and my Mum after a month of not seeing them due to the latest lockdown, and he has ended up with faecal impaction and has now had to have a catheter fitted to relieve the pressure on his bladder. As you can imagine, trying to manage a catheter and explosive poos - due to impossibly high volumes of Laxido advised by everyone - is no mean feat! I am really worried on these counts:
- How did the constipation get so bad, after pretty much the same diet/drink vols for so long? 2) Super short term, how do we get rid of the blockage - he is so tired that it is really hard to get the right amount of Laxido in, in one day?
I’m majorly concerned that we are going to get stuck in some hideous vicious circle, where his Sinemet isn’t absorbed because of the blockage, then he has no energy to manage the catheter/laxatives intake, and so the whole cycle perpetuates.
Help! He’s about 8 1/2 stone, eats pretty well (but could be healthier), and def doesn’t drink enough ordinarily…
Thanks in advance.