Hello everybody and thank you so much for all your kind advice and Angel blessings.
We have not had oxycontin although have heard of it. I must stress that the district nurses are out of this world. We are at the end of the road with his pain as we have already done an 8 week stint in the hospital with the Macmillan team trying to tweak his meds. As a last resort, because even the ketamin didn't work, they offered him the cordotomy (google it,it's very interesting). We are fortunate to live only a few miles from a hospital where one of only 5 drs in the country perform this tricky op.
His fentanyl patch increased to 75 (every 72 hrs) just the other day so they increased his morphine to 10ml syringe every hour if required. As his pain much worse first thing in the morning I even got up at 7 today and gave him one syringe and left him asleep for an hour thinking at least the meds could kick in before the carers came. However, he sent them away as said too painful to wash and sit up. I managed to coax him, an hour later, and got him dressed. It's my birthday today and I managed to get a few hours off, whilst his daughter sat with him, and have a break. He has been completely zonked out though for most of the day and since I have been back at 4 he is still fast asleep in the chair, as if I have given massive sleeping tablet. At least he is not complaining of pain though but we not communicating.....I miss him!!
We have been together 11 years and we managed to get out a couple of weeks ago and tie the knot......very happy xx
Thank you all again for your invaluable advice. I will let you know how the accupuncture goes tomorrow.
Mrs. I had to edit out your last sentence as per the forum rules we cannot discuss that here at the forum.
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