I am new to the forums.
I have been caring for my mother in law for the past 9 months. She is only 59 but has been diagnosed for 14 years.
Recently she has been having alot of bowel problems. Starting with gallstones but most recently she has been suffering with constipation and was admitted after Easter with fecal impact. Despite 2 enemas and lots of lactose she is still suffering. She also has had a rectal prolapse which is still being investigated. On Friday she was re-admitted into hospital as her left side from the waist down has been “pulsing and painful” she says it’s like a tens machine! She has still not been to the toilet properly (4 days) and finds it extremely difficult to get comfortable when on an “off” period. Seems when her meds are wearing off the nerve pains kick in big time.
We’ve tried to investigate possible reasons for the pains but her PD nurse and hospital nurses have said that it’s most likely the Parkinson’s advancing and that she’s not accepting that it isn’t likely to improve and she’s looking for other possibilities to blame.
I guess what I was wondering is if anyone else or loved ones are going through a similar situation?
Or advice/tips on how to try and make her comfortable.
We are trying to find a good recliner chair for her but it’s not been easy as her meds are restricting her from getting out to try any chairs.
I find it hard that she’s gone from being such a strong independent woman to relying on me to help her get dressed and I want to help as much as I can.