This thread could get gross so weak stomachs might want to skip this one. When had Angel at GI doctor Thursday for routine appointment. he wanted her admitted for severe constipation. This has been an ongoing problem for almost 10 years; she has been hospitalized for this 4 times and gone into the OR twice for it, lost count of ER visits over this long ago. Takes 2 ducolax, 2 pericolace, high fiber diet and miralax in anything I can hide it in daily. Angel didn't want to go to hospital and she is 17yo so can deny medical treatment in my state. I pointed out with her having medicaid this state can't really afford $25,000 for this kid to sh*t and she doesn't want to go - legally I can't make her. He prescribed magnesium citrate which is same thing ER prescribes when determines we are doing this at home. She stuck a straw in the bottle and drank it like a champ - this stuff tastes like a mixture of goat spit & ground up urinal cakes with a hint of grape. Now comes the scary part this stuff has always worked within 24 hours in the past. We are at the 23 hour mark now. Put 3 calls into GI's service (who is going to tell me go to ER) at his hospital which is 40 minutes away and I have to go thru a bad area to get to. Van is 17yo and on its last leg. I'm no sooner going to get on the road this stuff is going to kick in so I suggested a diaper she said she would feed it to me if I tried. So the hospital GI doctor is out of is 40 minutes away and the other (that I will get torn a new one for going to and I swore I would never use again) is less then 2 miles from my house. UGH I started this post looking for some advise but the only thing to do is get the monster to hospital and when she doesn't want to go in stay in parking lot till her bowel explodes, then when dying they will allow me to have a say in whether she gets admitted or not. Think I will just stay here and call an ambulance when that happens GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR! Sorry I turned this into a vent - its hard not to vent when just trying to help a person who wants you to get your nose out of their business and get your own life when they are my life.