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Old 02-25-2004, 12:14 PM   #1
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New meds added today - again!

The hospice nurse came in this morning and told my mom that she can tell my step dad has so much anger built up inside and that's what is causing him to be so agitated. I do not agree with this, but the pain doc that hospice is using said there is nothing else he can do short of my step dad coming into his office for iv's since my step dad doesn't want to go to the hospital. I thought hospice was supposed to remedy pain and anxiety in the home???

The medications they have my step dad on are unreal. They added three more this morning. Instead of changing combinations they are just adding and adding. Now he is taking Methadone, Duragesic Patch, Loratab, Ambien, Xanax, Ativan, Klonapin, Gabatril, Remeron, Phenergan, and Lexapro. This is unreal!! They do not take him off any of the meds when they seem to not work. They are just piling them on.

The nurse said with all of his anger he is at a high risk for a heart attack. At the same time they told us he doesn't have a month to live. I don't want him to die, but at the same time I don't understand why they are allowing his suffering to continue?
~Michelle P.

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