KC Posted March 17, 2004 Share Posted March 17, 2004 Has anyone ever had a pain pump because they were not able to take pain medication orally due to nausea and stomach upset? If so, how did it work out for you. We are trying to control my father's pain from the radiation to his lumbar spine mets. Either the mets are still there or the bone needs to heal, I don't think the radiologist could tell from the pictures or my father didn't ask the right questions. I wasn't there when the radiologist finally showed up this morning. He said something like holes in the bone, if I press my father for answers, he gets upset, so I don't press too hard. I'll find out later what the real story is. All I know is that he said there was no new spread on the bones, the MRI showed the same as the one taken in late December. After that he had 20 radiation treatments, but the pain never went away. Vicodin worked for a while and then stoppped. He is in the hospital since Sunday keeping the pain under control with Dilaudid injections. He had the pill at home, but it didn't work at all, the injection work great. Also had a pain management doc. come in an do an epidural with corticosteriod called Depomedrol. He said it could take a few days to work, they did that on Monday night. Just wondering now about the pain pump. It's been a rough two weeks with all the pain not being under control. These bone mets are tough cookies, let me tell you. My poor father, god bless him, he's so strong and brave. Thank you all for any information. Karen Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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