kimmek Posted October 11, 2005 Share Posted October 11, 2005 Of all the things Mom has dealing with lately you would think things would calm down but no... I get to hospital this morning and Mom is just in more pain than I have EVER seen her in. In her FEET!!!! She said they were numb,tingly,(they are always that way but not as bad) and the aching and pain was unbearable. A sheet touching her feet made her cry. Her onc came in and although nueropathy (sp) does not normally just appear over night, we assumed this must it. Mom already takes 900mg of Nuerontin a day so she doubled the dose. Later in the morning another doc order a doppler of her leg to rule out blood clots. Her left leg had begun to get red and hot. They finally do the test about 530pm and we are still waiting on those results, but I have already discovered the problem. WHen i gave the list of moms meds upon check-in, her specialist goes over everything and determines what meds she needs. I didnt give it much thought as she "needs" everything she takes. After the test i get to the hospital and Mom is someone I have never in my life met. She was scared to death, having nightmares, said the nurses were there doing secret tests on her, takng her body parts. It would have almost been funny had it not been sooo very real to her, but the leg pain is gone now. Finally I get her nurse in there because she is being discharged and I just didnt feel this was a good idea given the state of mind she was suddenly in. After talking to the nurse we discover that the "hospitalist" have not ordered her Nuerontin upon check-in so she had not had any since Wends, night. So, we knew immeditaly why she was acting so odd and since they had started her back on it the pain was going away. Said it could take a few days to get enough back in her system to make her feel normal again. So she is still there at least for one more night. I am not a doctor but I knew that Nuerontin was a med that could not be abruptly stopped and you have to slowly taper off it. Are these doctors really that dumb? Do they just not pay attention to whats in a chart? i dont get it..... So because of another imcompetant doctor we have put mom thru unnessecary pain,mental anguish, extra expensive tests, and another night in the hospital. I can hardly wait to see what tomorrow brings!!!! Thanks agian for listening and be cautious if you take this medicine. Kim Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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