no urination/no bowel movements

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   Posted 8/31/2009 7:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Father is in end stage of alzheimers. He no longer has bowel movements and has a cathater because he is not urinating. Is this a sign that his body is starting to shut down? We can not find any information on this symptom. We do have hospice and they are not aware of this either. Any information will help.
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   Posted 9/1/2009 5:54 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm so sorry to hear this :( It sounds like it could be that his body is shutting down or it can be from other things as well such as old age related physical ailements - bad prostate, bowel obstruction, medication related constipation etc. I wished I could be more help but I just want to send you ((hugs)) and let you know that we are thinking about you, your family and your poor father.
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   Posted 9/25/2009 2:25 PM (GMT -6)   
My thoughts n prayers are with you and your dad.....I know this has got to be very heartwrenching......keeping you and dad in my thoughts n prayers.I really wish I had the answer for you but sorry I dont .....Have you cornered a doctor and asked for the whole truth (optional) there must be an answer out there ..Plz keep us postd and May my God Bless.........Lyn
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