Re: 85 Year Old Mother troubled by DIARRHEA
I take one teaspoon of Metamucil first thing every morning. If the doctor said for her to take a teaspoon, I would go with what the doctor said as opposed to what's on the label, unless you have found that the tablespoon is working better. Was she doing anything in particular just before it started, eg. in the hospital, doctor's visit, visiting someone out of town, etc. Because it sounds like it started all of a sudden and has been really bad, my guess would be some kind of virus or bug that she's picked up. Hopefully the stool samples will show something and that it is treatable. But definitely be persistent, because even a day or two can make a big difference in how well she will respond to treatment. Also, at her age she is more prone to dehydration.
Good luck and please let us know how she is doing.