Our expert says:
It is unlikely that the jelly and yoghurt (if that's the only thing she's eating) are causing the constipation. I'm sure she is on other medication and this, together with the inactivity of being confined to bed, is more likely the cause of the problem.
Check with the Oncologist if any of her medication is known to have constipating side effects. Is there anything they can do to change this? Drinking lots of water may also help as will massaging her abdomen in a circular motion, starting low on the right, up, across and down on the left side. This actaully stimulates the colon and can 'move things along' a bit.
Hope this helps.
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