Formed stools are not always the norm with or without the colostomy; wide variation of normal. If shes been on stool softeners, that would explain not being formed, or it may also be whatever pathology present with her colon that required her having an ostomy.
The concerning constipation: the ONLY way to really know what is going on is to get an xray. My first thought: she may have a fecal impaction (even with stool softeners it is possible); the liquid stool may be secondary effect from the MOM; with impaction there is often liquid stool around the stool mass.
She has had changes in bowel habits for some reason. A competent physician needs to look at her history, her general health, an xray, then put the picture together to solve the problem. It may just be simple constipation, but that in itself can be painful and dangerous when allowed to go on. At 100, who needs to wait?????
I would get her into an urgent care or emergency room rather than waiting a couple days. If she is nauseated, not eating or drinking, bloated belly, pain ....then take her NOW.
She must be a pistol!! Please get her in ASAP and let us know what they find. Insist on an xray.
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