Thank you JA! I have been looking online but the surface search has turned up vague info....tonight I'll have more time to dig deeper. You are so right about the effect of throwing up...I see him getting weak and is sleepier than usual.
I am sorry about your boyfriends mother!! My grandpa has been accusing people of stealing his stuff/money for about 2 years now. You are so right about the sting of such an accusation. And to try and rationalize with him/them is IMPOSSIBLE. My mom/his daughter is a 3rd grade teacher and we find we try to apply simple learning techniques with him...sometimes it works others, UGH. I will call the doctor tomorrow, but I have little faith in my grandmother's choice of family physician. He did do better today....only had 4 major coughing fits. Regarding the sweets, my grandpa, too, would eat almost continuosly if allowed. When we go to social events, we have to watch him like a kid because he'll walk out with every pocket filled with candies. It's kinda funny to watch him in action. He actually "sneaks" the candy into his pocket.
Well, thank you again JA for your response. Keep smiling! CaliGal