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Thanks for all the answers and kind words everybody. The pain is a little more manageable for him right now. Upon discussion with his Doctor, we increased all the pain killers and that seemed to work, at least for now. Doctor said once it stops working, we will put him on Fentanyl.
Gavin – Thanks! We got my dad’s pain medicine in liquid form as well now. Sometimes he was having a hard time swallowing the pills.
Thanks for all the information and kind words everybody. We ended up signing for Hospice last week. So far, dad has been okay, though when he get shoulder pains, it’s sever. He has an appetite and enjoys his ice-cream couple of times a day. We had a big Father’s day celebration yesterday, where most of our family was able to make it. He was pretty happy.
Again, I really appreciate all the support I get on this forum.
Thanks Lainy. We just called the Hospice service and we are going to sign up for it.
My dad’s shoulder pain is getting worse. We are trying to treat it with Dilaudid and morphine but it’s not working too well. He also had a high fever last night (we gave tylenol for that). My mom is still reluctant to call hospice care but I think we absolutely need to sign up for it at this point. Mom thinks that calling hospice care is the end, which is probably the case. I think my mom needs couple of days to emotionally accept it
In the meantime, is there anything else that we can do for his pain?
Thanks for all the advice. I really appreciate it. Dad had a better day yesterday. He had some visitors and he was able to sit with them and talk. Mom is still reluctant to sign for Hospice but my sister is a nurse and she has taken some time off to be with him 24/7.
Kris – I may send you an email if I have a hospice related question. Sooner or later, I’m pretty sure we will have to sign up for it.
thanks a bunch,
Thanks a lot for answering Lainy! It’s a tough situation. I will keep you posted. We got him a walker and a wheelchair. I think getting him a hospital bed will help eventually.
Thank you so much. Those are exactly the two medicines they are using. They started Heparin yesterday and will start giving him Coumadin tonight.