Re: Serious Problem May need feeding tube
In two days we saw three doctors. Three who each look at their area with most concern. Unfortunately when one helps their area the other doctor does not approve as it could interfer with their area. So, what do I do. Weed through and do what I think best. The first doctor said a feeding tube would be best for nutritianal purposes even if short term. The gastroendorologist said, no my husband eats from his mouth and no need for that. He has no muscle mass so his fat will never be seen. Polio. He has been tested more times than the rockets to the moon. They look to ME! What do I think since I am with him all day. Leave the best judgement to ME.
So since I feel like Doctor Babe...
I said, perhaps, his weight loss is IBS related. Irrital Bowel Syndrome. Severe Pain Could come from that and his symtoms arrive most at stress levels. Since he lost his job his usual post polio syndrom pain and arthritis have excelerated. When you are already tense your bowels tighten and for some get constipated and others get diarreah.
The stomach doctor said it sounds like I could be right so he ordered a antispasmatic called DICLCLOMINE 10mg. Said, use as needed. Ok, maybe I can fatten him up too by lessening his water intake.
Water intake. UROLOGIST...Upset with that! No he said, he will urinate less with that DICYCLOMINE and he will polute his urine. he needs water. I said, look, you told him to drink 8-8oz glasses of water a day and it has no nutritional content. It fills him up and now he is skin and bones. Less than 99pds. He is starving. Urologist ordered some test but I know that test is fine plus a microscopic urine analasye (sp) So he said, also, Beverly you do a good job, but I am afraid of him taking that medicine.
So, what do I do? I have to weed through every piece of information and do what I feel is best. My Husband trusts me. I only ask GOd for Guidance.
I purchased the medicine and I also got this stuff you told me about ACIDOPHILUS. The druggist winked and said Good stuff. Smart lady. So for now, he had a peaceful night sleep.
As for me, I suffer from Caregivers stress. Thanks you and for everyones well wishes and help.