Although my mother is in a nursing home she is experiencing bad pain before passing stool. She shouts during these episodes but I have the impression the nurses here think this is her dementia or her way of getting attention. I know my mum and she tells me that she is having pain .. she is obviously suffering.
Doctors have asked the home certain questions but other than that “check” nobody seems to have a solution to this situation. She receives 2 paracetamol which after 20” + she appears to relax and no longer complains.
I am aware of the medical professions aversion to heavy pain relief but at 95 why should my mother endure any long lasting pain?
Who should I pressurise to get more action (bearing in mind the fact that appointment requests take up to 3 weeks to fix) !?