My mum has hepatic encephalopathy due to being given codeine last week. ( she has cirrhosis of the liver due to haemochromatosis. ) she's incredibly constipated and dehydrated and opiate toxic
It took days for doctors to work out what was wrong with her . Her rapid decline in health was alarming. She's now in hospital ( day 4 ) and she's been on lactulose and now having daily enemas. She still isn't having significant bowel movements. Her stomach is so distended . Today she's been put on oxygen and rather than getting better she's looking worse! She's no longer talking but she is aware of me being with her.
This is the first time she's had hepatic encephalopathy and I was just wondering if anyone else has had the experience of waiting 4 days for stools to soften? I know she just has to poo to feel better but it's so horrible seeing my mum absolutely helpless ( can't move . Can't feed herself , slurred words when she's able to talk. Glazed eyes . Etc )