can go for days without "going" so to speak. I have tried
Prunes and prune juice
He has porridge and fruit every day
He has as much fluids as he will accept
I have tried Ducolease and Ducolax
The GP has prescribed Movicol and Senna
We have had varying success with all of these, some more disastrous than others, I will allow you to use your imagination but nothing seems to be consistent. Our carer and I spend an inordinate amount of our day trundling him backward and forwards to the bathroom, he complains and moans constantly - and who can blame him - until he has relieved himself.
Sorry if all this sounds too basic, but we all know that it is one of the realities when caring for someone who is unable to do much for themselves and I only wished that our "medics" would get a handle on it.
I am sick and tired of hearing some of the comments and platitudes I see and hear in the media, and on occasion on this blog, about the role of the "carer". It is not a noble profession , it is sheer bloody hard work, mainly undervalued, and forget about underpaid!
If the great god in the sky can't cure constipation, what is the point of him or her, take your pick, me, I'm an unbeliever anyway.