Am not a medical expert but just want to share some thoughts here..Please how old is your aunt?
I'm sorry that I forgot to include that. She is in her early 60s. She has a very long history of a sedentary lifestyle, very poor diet, and overall not taking care of herself. We also have a family history of heart disease.
Is she diabetic. The seeping sores are not good. They can get seriously infected. She could lose the legs. Whether diabetic or not it sounds very serious and should be forced to see a doctor. Tell her that she would be missed so much if something were to happen to her. Sorry but if she is that stubborn you need to make her feel guilty.
Wishing you luck
Lack of awareness of self care can be part of some psychiatric disabilities when a person is untreated. She might need involuntary assistance at this point, not only for her mental health care but for her physical conditions which could be unsafe if they continue to progress. An outreach agency might be able to help at this point.
Hi There, as Ekkiemon said, if she is the stubborn type let her feel guilty and please note that pushing her too much can also make her take her life..Consider that as in quote..Please try to let her see a doctor..Update us on the next step your family takes..Safe
Thanks everyone! We had figured she is diabetic, among other things. It seems like she's having multi-organ issues. Sometimes you just need outside opinions to validate and figure out what to do. As I said earlier, she is mentally ill. She doesn't think there is anything wrong with her and believes other people are doing it to her. My grandmother, who she lives with, is telling herself that she's getting better but there's no way you could come back from it without medical attention.
ok..that is nice of you..She will be happy and can not forgive her self if she was not allow to see a doctor..you can pm me on ***@****