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Geriatric bowel incontinence

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 20, 2007
  • 07:05 PM

My mother, 85, over the last 3 years has had problems eating any fruit or vegetables. Always having been a great eater she is suffering with uncontrollable diarrhea. She is trying to control what she eats - the doctor said not to bother him unless there is bleeding with the stool. She cannot sleep - up about 2 or 3 times and has to clean her sheets, bed clothes etc.. She is terribly embarrassed. We are trying to limit her intake, to eat small amounts throughout the day. She is avoiding green vegetables and fruit. We are wondering if milk and fats are a problem? I think her digestive system is just worn out. Should she stick to rice, potatoes, carbohydrates? What about meat - maybe just chicken or fish?
She flew from England to California for the holidays and is going down hill psychologically as she is so embarrassed and now getting tired. I feel helpless and really want to help her. Thank you!

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