This is Dr. David
her disorientation could be due to her cancer causing her liver not to work properly.
when the liver is not working properly, this increases the ammonia level in the blood.
the liver normally gets rid of ammonia in the blood.
high ammonia levels can cause disorientation and confusion in patients.
you need some help caring for your mother.
you should see if there are hospice nurses in your area which can come and visit and help you
you should give her the percocets and xanax to help her symptoms
percocets can cause constipation. if she is constipated and having hard stools, she needs stronger
laxatives and suppositories to help her pass her stools.
medications like lactulose can help lower ammonia levels, but by giving her diarrhea to lower
her ammonia levels. that might be an option.
let me know if you have questions.