Osteoporosis treatments category: feeding and swallowing issues.
I am the parent of a 26-year-old, multihandicapped daughter. Our
daughter has been diagnosed with osteoporosis, and we are discussing
treatments. Our options seem to be Liquid Fosamax (for G-tube) or the
new once a year IV drug Reclast. Either way she must have supplemental
calcium and Vitamin D. Our daughter's current medications are
Tegretol, Klonopin, Depekene, Claratin, Mir-a-lax Prevacid, and Centrum liquid. She recently began Jevity for her tube feeds, after a four-month
bout with microscopic colitis, which has resolved. She weighs about 96
pounds and is around 5'4". I am concerned about starting the
treatment, as well the consequences of not starting it.. She is
non-verbal and cannot tell us about side effects. Any experience with
this problem would be appreciated.