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Old 06-15-2009, 11:59 PM   #8
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Re: Mom has COPD on hospice, need advice on morphine drops

Morphine for COPD is more for helping the breathing than pain. My Dad was given 3 weeks to live when he went on hospice. We had the same hard decision on morphine. We did go with the morphine. That helped extend my Dad time. I know his case is not normal but he live another 4.5 years on morphine and hospice.
Just remember that doctors only practice medicine.