I’m looking for a little advice or information, if possible, as I’m really concerned about my father’s current condition.
My father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in September 2015.
Over the period of 2 months (Dec-Jan) he’s lost a significant amount of weight and has gone from 11 stone to 8. He is literally skin and bone. His weight loss is now slowing down, which is good, and he’s currently undergoing a serious of tests at our local hospital as his GP referred him due to so much weight loss in so short a time.
So far, these tests have included bloods, bowel tests, endoscopy with biopsy, CT Scan and now he’s due for a bone marrow test (both aspiration and biopsy) this week to rule out infection before the Consultants will finally look at his medication. I should mention that my father is suffering from terrible bowl issues which are so severe that they make him housebound as he fears going out and having an accident. This is causing upset and anxiety which is perfectly understandable but it is really adding to his condition and making him feel very unwell.
I do realise that he’s in good hands and that tests, by process of elimination, have to be done but I’m so concerned because I’m now seeing him so upset when accidents occur, that I thought I’d ask in the forum on the off chance that someone might recognise these symptoms in the hope that I can glean some helpful information.
My father’s appetite is hit and miss although he has seen a Dietician and is consuming the correct food stuffs. He says he constantly feels sick and lethargic and with the ongoing bowel condition, it’s seriously dragging him down mentally and physically.
The GP did give several medications to control the bowel issues but, so far, nothing has worked or helped.
I apologise if this is slightly overshare but I’m desperate to be able to offer my father some kind of relief from this ongoing problem.
If anyone has any wise words to offer, I’d be most grateful.
Thanking you for your time in reading.