Hello there....you're story made me laugh, but it also made me cringe! Morphine can be a very dangerous drug. If someone pushes the button for you, even while you are sleeping, it can cause you to go into resperitory distress/failure....yes it is 'safe' to use it every ten minutes how they set it up, but their theory is that if you are sleeping, you aren't in too much pain. When a person is sleeping, their resperations already slow down along with heartrate and body temp. Also, your hubby (if seen by a nurse that knew better) could have gotten into legal trouble! I know it sounds crazy, but it's true. When my best girlfriend had her histo last year, i pushed the button for her, and the nurse jumped all over me and explained why that was not allowed and such. So when I had my hysto (as tempting as it was to ask my hubby to push it too) I realized it could have taken my life. Morphin alone lowers your heartrate and resperations...which is why they give it to patients on hospice. It helps them die in relative peace.
So anyhow, your story is very funny, but I had to respond simply for others who may read and not be aware of the huge dangers in administering Morphine to someone who is sleeping.