kimblanchard Posted November 26, 2003 Share Posted November 26, 2003 My mother went into the hospital last night because she was in so much pain. A week ago her CT scan showed no change which we were somewhat happy about since we thought the chemo stopped the progression. But since then the area in her spine which was where most of the tumors were must have grown because her pain became increasingly worse and unmanageable. She was taking 6 30 mg ms-contin and 2 percocets every 4 hrs. which was doing nothing for pain. I can't imagine such progession in just a week. They will not continue chemo until the pain is under control. She cannot have radiation to her back because of the extensiveness of the area and they cannot put in a pain pumb because she has a colostomy and because of the extent of the disease. Just as I left the hospital the nurse bumped her morphine drip up to a 20 which will probably knock her out. Is there anything else that can be done? She wants to fight to live but just cannot tolerate the pain anymore. I don't know what to do. Kim Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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