Posted 12/15/2008 7:14 AM (GMT -6)
i would appreciate some feedback on wht is going on with my Dad. about a week ago, his feet started hurting him. he and I went to doc and doc said "special insoles"so I got them. he was walking around for a couple of days, somewhat better than previously. Then his stomach started hurting him. He would wake up in the middle of the night, haave to bolt to toilet, then would lie curled up in pain. I was able to treat symptoms with OTC immodium, rolaids and occasionally, when he was really in bad shape I'd give him 1/2 of a sedative. He is prescribed 1/2 in AM and 1 at night. I keep an emergency "stomach remedy" by his bed. It has just those things I mentioned. Primarily though he seems to be withdrawing into his own little world. He won't eat the food I prepare, all he wants is a glass of milk and a piece of toast with p'nut butter. He eats this twice a day. Very rarely also ice cream. Is this part of the disease? Withdrawl into his own world, refusal to eat proper food? What can I do? I arrange activities for us but he refuses to participate. Woodworking, puzzles, decorating tree, etc.