Despondent, won't eat, won't get out of bed.

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   Posted 12/15/2008 8:14 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.  

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   Posted 12/15/2008 5:45 PM (GMT -6)   
My gma would eat a piece of toast and tell me that she had dinner. So I am pretty sure that these eating dilemas are fairly common. But it seems to me that if his stomach is really hurting him then he should be seen by a doctor if you haven't already done so. He can have a hiatal hernia or any other ailment. Is he getting depressed?
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   Posted 12/15/2008 6:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Red is spot on
The ones with this DD do sometimes withdraw
and will stop eating,drinking and just stay in bed

He is getting some good out of the PB taost and milk
'But I would try to make sure he dioes get some water
If possible the doc can order Ensure drinks for him and if he likes milk maybe he would like ensure Milkshakes'
I gained alot of weight on them and felt good
Mom was also on them drank 3 a day.........
Last one at night I made her a milkshake........

Plz Keep us posted Tyno.....Luvs
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