My mum is currently in hospital. I had to call 999 last Saturday evening and she had a perforated bowel that led to an emergency life threatening operation. She has now had to have her bowel removed, along with the left colon. The operation was on Sunday 5th October so it has been 6 days since.
She has had Parkinsons for 11 years.
She is understandably extremely low. She is not eating and barely drinking. This is stressful for the whole family. She has 12mg of the Parkinsons Patch changed daily and has Sinemet 4 times a day.
She says she feels nauseous which is why she cannot eat.
What do I do?
I managed to get her to eat a Magnum icecream today when I fed it to her from a bowl. That is all she has had of any substance since last Sunday. She is eating small bits of jelly, water and orange juice. She can't face the thought of anything creamy or anything with texture.
1) Can anyone give advice on food? If she is having the above Parkinsons medication, with limited food, I imagine it is likely to make you feel nauseous.
2) My mum can barely move her arms and legs, yet a week ago before the operation, she was able to walk into the doctors surgery, albeit with a walking frame. I am trying to get the Physio to co-ordinate the times he visits with the times that my mum takes the Sinemet as surely she will be less tired at that point?
3) Anyone have any advice/ experience of how to make sure your Parkinsons is properly mananged whilst you are in hospital?
4) Lastly, can anyone recommend a voice activated phone that I can get my mum as she can't use her hands properly right now.
Thank you so much for any advice. My family are going out of our minds with worry.