Another question - how do you get them to take their meds???

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Red_34
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   Posted 2/5/2008 10:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Last summer I found out that gma wasn't taking her fiber or vitamin pills.  Granted these aren't life or death meds but she has to take fiber for different reasons (diverticulosis and iron supplement consumption - which can lead to constipation).  I give her pills in the morning in a small medicine cup which she takes them after she eats, but she pockets her fiber pills and vitamin and throws them away in her trash in her room (I sometimes don't catch her doing it because she waits until I'm out of the room).  I found her pills again in her trash can and asked her why she wasn't taking her pills and she replied, Oh I didn't know those were in there!  eyes   She has told me once before that she doesn't like the fiber pills so we tried other alternatives but she didn't like them either so she said she would give the pills another shot.  The last time she stopped taking her fiber pills, I had to take her to ER due to a blockage in her intestine. At least she is taking her other important pills such as the iron and blood pressure med.  I do try to make sure she eats fiberous things thru out the day but she needs that extra fiber to help her along if you know what I mean.
 
Any suggestions? 
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   Posted 2/5/2008 11:58 AM (GMT -6)   
HI there RED...
What I had to do wth MOm was crush them and put them ( half at a time ) in her small glass of juice ......
Once she got to bad for that I uesd a large needless syringe and sucked them up thru that and put into her Mouth ,,.lol...nope she didnt like that at all Towards the end when she had pablum thru a large hole in a baby bottle I would mix in there.......

You can also crush and mix in some different mashed up foods as long as she wont taste them ( halving again works or did for me

YOU can try lil ways to see if thy work hope some of these help
NOT trying to scare you but i once had a patient thru homecare that had to have tube put in het tummy to get feces out all I could smell was feces on her breath I tried to disimpact her but that did not work....... With dad I have no problems yet but I know I will so I am working on things to get thru that I will keep you posted the fibrous foods are a great way to go about it but like you said she does and will ned more imhoYou can get the needless syringes ( big ones) at pharmacy
Also see if doc has a good idea it never hurts to ask ya know
Let me know how you make out ......
Mom had Divi too .......
Take care you .......Luvs
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Red_34
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   Posted 2/5/2008 2:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Lyn :) I actually thought about putting small doses of Fibersure in her morning coffee. But boy do I feel sneaky for doing that! lol I guess I can try huh?
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AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 2/6/2008 9:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sherry,

Wonder if she would chew children's vitamins??? It sounds like she doesn't want to swallow the big ones.

You can put fiber in cookie dough too. LOL, she could eat a homemade oatmeal cookie that has AllBran in them!! LOL.

Also, make sure she drinks lots of water. The fiber can backfire, if they don't get enough hydration as it absorbs a lot of moisture.

Lynn had some great suggestions. My dad was crafty about hiding pills too. We would find them here and there . . . *sigh* . . . we all get an A+ for effort!!

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Red_34
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   Posted 2/7/2008 7:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Ohhhh I like the cookie idea Rosie! Gma definately has a weakness for cookies :) As for the water, I'm always pushing her to drink more water anyway because she has a nephrostomy tube in her right kidney and a stent in her left. She is supposed to drink a lot of water because of that and she has a tendancy of not drinking much. Thank you! :)
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 2/7/2008 6:31 PM (GMT -6)   
WE do what we have to do thats for sure.AH they do know we love them and thats what COUNTS..GREAT IDEA Rosie about the cookies too ......and definitely about the plenty of water.....


Keep me posted Sherry...

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