My mother had an ileostomy 3 weeks ago and is not doing well at all, in fact she is literally wasting away in front of us. The only walking she does is from recliner to bed to bathroom. She does not go walking as instructed, she does not bathe as instructed or do anything for that matter. From not bathing constantly the acidic stool lays on her skin and in her belly folds causing major skin erosion. I try to get her to do thingd simple like getting her own drink and she gets nasty. As much as I have reiterated what the dr has said about getting up and moving around, she just sits in the chair. I would appreciate any advice on how to help her deal with this and fight to get her life back.
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