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My Dad is not eating and refusing meds - Carers UK Forum

My Dad is not eating and refusing meds

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Hi people this is my first post on here so i am sorry if i rant on a bit or if i have posted this in the wrong area.

i have looked after my dad has a full time carer for the past 3 years.

about 2 weeks ago my dad started going off his food for no reason at all he has done this in the past but its only lasted a day or two but this is much worse he started getting more confused with each passing day so i called the doctors and they said just make sure he drinks plenty of liquids and they did some blood tests which all come ok but for vitamin D so they gave him some tablets to take, he also gave him a course of antibiotics just in case he had a urine infection, and some aymes shakes not 5 minutes after taking the shake he soiled himself it was just like water so i called the doctors back to get advice they said stop the shakes and don't give him anything for 3 days just make sure he drinks plenty of water which shocked me because here is my dad the weight is dropping off him and is getting weaker by the day so i did has the doctor asked and went and picked his new shakes up 3 days after they gave him fortisip at 2 per day, they seam to be working he seamed a bit more himself and at least he was trying to eat food too, then yesterday he was ok during the day comes to about 7pm and he gets confused and this was a all new level of confusion for him so i called 111 and they went through and said a doctor needed to come out and check him which he did everything was ok blood pressure, temp, pulse heart and lungs clear and ok blood oxygen level ok .... my dad has no control over his water works so has padded adult pants on and the doctor did say that he's urine didn't smell right so gave him another course of the same antibiotics he was on 2 weeks back so i thought good at least a doctors been out now and checked him and maybe things will change until this afternoon i went to give him his meds and he refused them i tried giving him a drink he refused that too. So i called the doctors office and she said i will try getting the doctor to call you back but its late in the day and i cant promise that he will so here i am watching my dad slowly starve himself he's lost that much weight all his clothes are so baggy on him.

Can anyone please reassure me that i am doing all i can to help him ??? have i missed something??

I am sorry for my grammar and spelling.

Thank You

Martin
Martin,

How old is your dad? How advanced is his dementia?