Guest Iiris Posted June 23, 2005 Share Posted June 23, 2005 My dad was readmitted to the hospital this afternoon after having a night of not being able to breathe. He was just released from the hospital yesterday after being there this week-end for dehydration and effects of chemo. The first thing he did once released was buy a pack of cigarettes and I guess he smoked more yesterday/last night then he has in months. Now they have him in the hospital on a morphine drip to relax his breathing and we've been told that he "could" die tonight - that in the condition he is in, the morphine could put him to sleep and he might never wake up. I'm in shock.....wasn't expecting any of this so soon even tho' I know he's very sick. The rest of him seems quite strong - his heart, his mind, his body - everything except for his lungs and they say it's amazing that he's breathing at all. He's having few, if any, symptoms from the lung cancer other then it complicating his already severe emphysema. I'm on my way to the hospital now. I've been told that more cancer patients die from morphine overdose then they do the disease. Is this true? Thank you..... Billie Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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