Smith-Lee 13 Posts Has 39 years experience. Apr 27, 2009 All good questions..No she is not on anything to thin her blood as her CVA was a Bleed. The CNAs are all great with her, it is the nursing staff and head nurses as we as family have refused to let them put another narcotic patch on her as her pain is from the bowel gas she has from the ogelvies syndrome. They want her to be quiet as she hollers when she needs to be on the comode. She is 90 and the only way we can keep her bowel moving at all after it was in complete shut down from narcotics is to give her reglan 4 times a day to promote motility form above along with many stool softeners and antigas meds. They don't want to put her on the comode after her meals and have become very upset with the family that we are insisting as that is the only way to keep her from getting another pseudo obstruction. Each time the family has asked the nursing staff to check for a UTI because she is showing symptoms that family has recognized it has been a hastle and they insist she doesn't have one and it has every time been wrong. You would think they would begin to trust our instincts but it just makes them upset and I think they are starting to take it out on her. It is very difficult to find another place for her in her condition but we are desperately trying and are there every day most of the day.