sharyn Posted January 9, 2005 Share Posted January 9, 2005 Okay, I can't not ask these questions... I have held off for weeks now and just can't any longer. I am so upset about the way my Dad died and I keep thinking by giving him the morphine we "made him die". Daddy had a massive seizure at home from a brain met, he never really was completely coherent after that... they never even expected him to wake up. A few days before the siezure, he was having trouble catching his breath and he was "wheezing"... we called the onc who gave him a Z pack which didn't really help... then the seizure... his breathing in the hospital was not awful, but the doctors felt that he was having difficulty as he was complaining he couldn't take a full breath. They did a chest xray and saw some fluid (he was on antibiotic IV at this point)... They explained the fluid "could be" from the IV drip, so they cut that down a bit. They suggested morphine to help make him more comfortable and "unaware" that he was having trouble catching his breath... my problem is this.... I feel like I killed him... I feel like I let him down by not insisting we try something, anything else.... I have talked to the doctors about this numerous times while Daddy was on the drip... he lived for 4 days after starting the morphine. I am just haunted by this and need to know other peoples experiences. Love, Sharon Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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