my almost 91 year old mother recently had a pacemaker inserted. SHe was given a prescription in the hospital for colace. I have always been told that heart patients need to have something on hand to soften as well as aid in evacuation , but not enemas, or in my mothers case a 50+year old ear syringe that she tells me she has used when something"gets stuck". I think now with her new dx. and pacemaker she should eliminate the "syringe"routine and use the colace, more water and exercise, and occasional milk of mag. I am concerned with a vasal/vagal response if she use s the syringe, as she lives alone, and is very stubborn. DO I have my information wrong or should I just return her to her home and hope for the best.
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