Help for my mother

Discussion in 'General Health & Wellness' started by vabchkid01, Jan 3, 2004.

  1. vabchkid01

    vabchkid01 New Member

    I need some medical advice and was hoping somebody here good give me some advice. The help is for my mother. She is a 54 year old woman who has had gastric bypass surgery in the past. This causes naturally the stool to become almost like diarrhea. Well, in the last two years, she has literally been falling apart right in front of my eyes. She now has to wear Depends because she cant control anything. She has lost considerable amount of weight in the last two to three months. Id say about 30-40lbs. She now looks like a skeleton. She earlier today ended up getting stuck in the bathtub, because her legs couldnt push her up. All I know is this is tearing my family into pieces and Its killing me to watch her be like this. The bad thing is, she doesnt want to see a doctor. Any advice would help. Its scarying me.
    -Fred-

  2. dononagin

    dononagin New Member

    You've got to get her to the doctors. The family needs to stand together behind your mom, make her an appt. and make her go! This sounds pretty serious to me. If she can't even get out of the bathtub you need to do some intervention. It does not sound like you can put this off. Good luck to you. Dona