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Cancer: Lung board

  1. Mom passed away
    ... took her off the feeding tube, and they put her in a morphine coma. Now she is gone. My best friend. Hope...

  2. Lost my dad to lung cancer
    ... watch. But I knew he was in so much pain. He had a morphine pump for about 3 weeks. He had lived with a feeding...
    ... thought she was getting better and even decreased her morphine . She died the day after in the hospital. My friend...

  3. Time is near for my sister
    ... her today and I will go tomorrow. She is finally on morphine b/c of the pain but she does not realize she is taking...

  4. mom with extensive small cell lung cancer
    ... stay,was told 3-4 days stay,stayed 10 days,too much morphine to remember much ! Yea,I was sick a lot,always had...

  5. Dad has sclc with mets to liver.
    ... days, she was somewhat delirious as she had been on morphine for pain - she had also lost her desire to eat and...

  6. Mom passed May 8
    ... care....it seems like their answer to everything is morphine but then again i could just be grasping for straws...

  7. Mom has Lung Cancer
    ... 3/05. Is currently on alot of pain meds,including morphine as needed. She has lost 39 lbs since Easter. Treatment...

  8. Father-in-Law has Stage 4 LC and it's spreading
    ... go to the nurses station to have them give him more morphine ....apparantly the dr increased it just that day to...
    ... what we can see now thanks to the increased dosage of morphine . he won't be with us for the six months predicted...

  9. A loved one gives up
    ... he refuses to take any treatment, and he thinks the morphine will be enough to relieve his pain. It's very hard...

  10. want to talk to someone who lost mom to sclc, mets to brain
    ... well as fractures in her back and was on 30 mgs of morphine up until 3 weeks before she passed. Then she was...

  11. Face & hands swelling - Is this a sign of the end
    ... comfort medicine in his viens. He has been taking morphine only at night to help him breathe. Dan...

  12. Hope
    ... about a week, she didn't need them. She was first on morphine (not for pain, she never had any pain - it helped...

  13. Mom has lung cancer, having problems with morphine
    ... My husband was given Morphine at the hospital, during his final stages. It was horrible ... there recognized it right away and took him off of the morphine . Scott was given medication for anxiety, and he was...
    ... member with lung cancer or any cancer who has taken morphine for the pain. My mom is in the final stages of lung ... in to help (just twice a week). She is now taking morphine for the pain. For the first couple of weeks, we thought ... what to do or why this is happening. I know that morphine can cause some of this and I also know that it is ... wondering, and yes, hoping, that most of this is from the morphine . It is our hope to keep mom at hope as long as possible ... appreciated. /////////////////// I can address the morphine side effects. Morphine ( and derivatives ) can definitely...
    ... hours. While it could be a side-effect from the morphine , it could also mean that something else is going on...
    ... Scott, within 24 hours after being taken off of the morphine , the halucinations went away....
    ... alternatives there are. We were under the impression that morphine and methadone were the same, while at my parents home...

  14. After 6 months a answear maybe
    ... talking, singing.. holding her...crying...they gave her morphine to keep her comfortable.. it was Easter Sunday......

  15. Lingering questions re: stage iiib nonsmall cell
    ... comforatble. Thsi is why they would have given him so much morphine . before Scott dies, he did not eat or drink for a...
    ... maybe if I would have demanded they stop the hourly morphine she would have talked to me, or in some way would...

  16. Update on my dad's condition
    ... coming from his chest. They have him on constant morphine now. They also have him on steroids to ease the pressure...

  17. husband has lung cancer just found out!
    ... to keep bugging them that no one had refilled his morphine pump. And Please do ask, question and watch what...

  18. Sudden relapse and death. Any answers, support?
    ... very ill very quickly, and was soon on huge doses of morphine . He declined very quickly over the last month. Suddenly ... hospitalized. He still refused IV. Just asked for morphine to make him more comfortable. He managed to cling...

  19. Details
    ... mom of course with her advanced cancer she was on Morphine , awful side effects, holusionations (sp) she costanly...
    ... not have the horrible side affects that he had with Morphine and Diladid. I wish you the best. Renee...

  20. not sure what to do...please help
    ... could tell she was much more relaxed, and that the morphine was doing what it should (although she was not in ... pain, they said the morphine would help her relax and breathe better). I spoke...

  21. Information required, please help
    ... elsewhere. The only treatment she is receiving is morphine tablets, for pain relief. London_bob...

  22. How long can we expect- vomiting black
    ... tired but still speaking normally. She is on liquid morphine . Does anyone have any idea how long we can expect...
    ... tired but still speaking normally. She is on liquid morphine . Does anyone have any idea how long we can expect...
    ... tired but still speaking normally. She is on liquid morphine . Does anyone have any idea how long we can expect...
    ... tired but still speaking normally. She is on liquid morphine . Does anyone have any idea how long we can expect...

  23. Non-Small Cell Cancer Stage IIIB
    ... on his back. He is on misted oxygen and is getting morphine pills and shots - not on the pump yet. We are hoping...

  24. Step Dad finally let go...
    ... immediately began a Demerol infusion (step dad allergic to morphine and dilaudid) started at 10ml per hour. Yesterday...
    ... immediately began a Demerol infusion (step dad allergic to morphine and dilaudid) started at 10ml per hour. Yesterday...

  25. Update on Step-Dad Diagnosed in late Aug
    ... him comfortable and out of pain and that's what the morphine did. During his last 48 hours they were giving him...

  26. Lung Cancer FINAL stage- Please HELP
    ... this has been being treated with lasixk for swelling morphine for pain and aitivan for anxiety this has been very...

  27. swelling up
    ... at a time. She is on oxycotten, steroids and liquid morphine ! She is in alot of pain and then they up the meds...
    ... at a time. She is on oxycotten, steroids and liquid morphine ! She is in alot of pain and then they up the meds...

  28. My dear friend
    ... They are letting her die. No IV, no monitors, just morphine . Yes, I know either the stroke or cancer will eventually...
    ... They are letting her die. No IV, no monitors, just morphine . Yes, I know either the stroke or cancer will eventually...
    ... They are letting her die. No IV, no monitors, just morphine . ...why can't they at least feed her with the IV? ... would prolong your friend's death not her life. The morphine is to give comfort and relief of pain....

  29. what should I expect in the final stage?
    ... spread to her brain. She was in so much pain, the morphine they were giving her kept being increased by the doc ... last stage (3 weeks after she found it out) and her morphine keeps going up and up....
    ... pain was getting worse at home, he was on 100mg. of morphine 3x a day at home (pill form). When he arrived at ... the inn they increased the morphine (an injection into his leg-10mg. every hour). Within...
    ... pain was getting worse at home, he was on 100mg. of morphine 3x a day at home (pill form). When he arrived at ... the inn they increased the morphine (an injection into his leg-10mg. every hour). Within...

  30. bone mets
    ... excrushitating for him, he was on some very high dose morphine . It would work for a few days then the pain would...

  31. What is the 'death rattle'?
    ... local hospital, yesterday he was so out of it from the morphine . He is on 3 mg. per hour IV drip, and every 2-4 hours...
    ... on weather to put in a port or a pick line for his morphine drip. I don't know why they have not decided this ... because he won't be here much longer to even use the morphine drip at home??? I don't know, we have a meeting today...
    ... with hopice they had put in a picc line so that the morphine drip could be given in the home so glad they did.It ... she did. she did have the picc line put in for the morphine let him die in comfort and peace, you dont want him...

  32. Dad is not doing well-NSCLC-Sage IV
    ... hospice inn they are finding his medicine range with the morphine drip. Once the morphine is regulated they told him ... anyone had this experience? How much longer after the morphine drip will he live. This is just breaking my heart...

  33. new to board
    ... bone. they have her on oxygen now and she has the morphine patch to help with the pain in her leg. we dont think...

  34. psychotic episodes in cancer patients
    ... kidneys and hipjoint. He is taking Zyprexa, and liquid morphine . He also has a patch. I just don't know how to help...
    ... and heard of others, having the same feelings from morphine . Maybe an adjustment might help with the dosage....
    ... enough, and I think, also, that maybe it's too much morphine . These poor people. Again, I feel very lucky that...
    ... they tryed to stablize her. she was on heavy doses on morphine those first months. she certainly would halucinate ... when she gets really bad pain, shes back on the morphine , and the symptoms i mentioed start again. most certainly ... i would say that the morphine is causing what you describe. i hope they can move...

  35. Six months or Less
    ... it better or get him on PCA, so far he is rejecting morphine , he wants to be lucid, but most of the time he's in...
    ... codein, vicodin, demeral, oxycontin, oxycodone, to morphine . Then to liquid morphine because he was on such high ... and then back home after the switch was completed. Morphine kept him from getting drousy or being knocked out...

  36. Spinal and Brain Mets
    ... mets to her bones & spine) 6 years ago and they used morphine and nerve blocks so she couldn't feel anything from...

  37. if no chemo...fast end?
    ... and radiation so they gave him a prescription for morphine and sent him home. My mom is calling in hospice on...

  38. End Of Life
    ... she can talk to us like before :o) I sure hope the Morphine does what the patches did. Thank you all for your...

  39. what a V.A.T.S surgery is on the lungs,and my surgery with it.
    ... with the epidural it was horrible,I was being given morphine every 2 hours. I had 2 chest tubes coming out the ... the pain would be,I was then put on percocette and morphine every 2 hours around the clock.I have never felt such...

  40. my mother's breathing probs
    ... she takes lorazepam (atavan) for stress, and wears morphine patches for pain/discomfort. i was just wondering...

  41. Walter
    ... quickly. The doctors advised him to consider getting a " morphine pump" but my dad resisted. He was in a lot of pain...
    ... taking care of yourself. Mom did not start with the morphine till about the last 4 months. Then it was only one...

  42. Stage iV NSC Lung Cancer
    ... and it is obvious that he is very ill. He started morphine for the pain last week. The primary tumor has already ... eroded one rib. The morphine is helping with the pain but, he is insiting on remaining...
    ... Taxotere alone) at this time. He is now taking 60mg morphine 2 times a day, along with many other drugs to ease...

  43. Grandmother to pass any minute
    ... want to leave. She was hallucinating i guess b/c of morphine drip. Monday before I came to hospital, dr came by ... she looks like a corpse laying on the bed, but the morphine is still dripping and she is still trying to breathe...

  44. Time with Mom...will be short:(
    ... we do not have much more time with her. She is on Morphine every 12 hours and when she needs more we have another...

  45. Im so Scared........
    ... worrying about my mom. (She is home for now was put on Morphine every 12 hours......I hope that helps her)...My husband...
    ... two things that I could find to be thankful for were morphine and Hospice. I used to think those were awfully strange...
    ... cancer....She only has one lung now....and started Morphine this week after a fall.....She says she was to weak...

  46. Lung surgery-removal of lung
    ... way to prevent pain the first 4 days is to have a morphine line right into your spinal cord. It sounds nasty...

  47. Adencarcinoma
    ... rib started getting out of control so in November Morphine was given in a drip until a dose could be measured ... Hospice was called in. Methodone was substituted for Morphine so he was a lot more alert. He never one time complained...

  48. My dad
    ... during the waiting period so the doctors prescribed him morphine . Recently they took him off as he was hullicinating...

  49. Need some advice for my mom
    ... tolerates the medication. OXYCONTIN is stronger than MORPHINE and it works wonderful for me. If you have any questions...

  50. What to expect?
    ... said at this stage it would be up to us, because the morphine could slow everything down and that would be the end...
    ... experience giving shots was the one who had to give her the morphine that she needed. She did have her moments when she...
    ... brain is not functioning properly. My mom was also on morphine , and the last 4 days she was in kind of a semi-coma...

  51. Cheryl - how are you?
    ... why is Danny on Methodone? Did Dr. W over-prescribe Morphine ? Does Danny get a lot of pain still? Does Methodone...

  52. help needed...
    ... part of the body....we haf no idea why it hurts..even morphine is not of much use...and he need not go for chemo...

  53. Mary, just an update, my husband is really suffering.
    ... husband is stage iv. He is in the hospital now getting morphine and the new test showed the cancer has spread to the...
    ... spending most days at the hosp. Danny gets 1000mg morphine or more per day. He had a new chemo last wed. a port...
    ... spending most days at the hosp. Danny gets 1000mg morphine or more per day. He had a new chemo last wed. a port...
    ... spending most days at the hosp. Danny gets 1000mg morphine or more per day. He had a new chemo last wed. a port...
    ... spending most days at the hosp. Danny gets 1000mg morphine or more per day. He had a new chemo last wed. a port...

  54. mum has lung cancer - so much pain :(
    ... takes - but she is too scared to go on the "harder" morphine stuff. pain is in soulders and hips mainly. i put...

  55. My husband is in remission from stage four lung cancer...
    ... they could just do something about the pain. He is on Morphine now and that hardly helps more than an hour or two...

  56. back pain and lung cancer
    ... metastisized to his back in less than a week. He was given morphine to control the pain. He started radiation the day...

  57. Radiation onset pneumonia
    ... is this common and will the pain subside he is on morphine pills to help the pain so he can eat. I am worried...

  58. back pain, early sign of lung cancer?
    ... compresion fractures as well and is being treated with morphine for pain very effectively. Hope this helps. Marnie...

  59. small cell carcinoma - in the leg bone
    ... surgery tomorrow - if she can be medically cleared. The morphine for the broken leg completely took away her apetite...

  60. Please help me to cope ......
    ... friend..... She has also been nasty to me whilst on the Morphine ..I know she cannot help it ..but it hurts.....Please...
    ... Valentines day. She too was somewhat "mean" while on the morphine , but mainly to her husband. She took turns with the...
    ... used sedatves lorazapam and then she would be better. morphine is she had pain. the worse part about the way she...

  61. I need info about lung cancer
    ... treatments. The only pills he actually took were morphine for the pain. The Cancer can be painful and pain...

Cancer: Pancreatic & Liver board

  1. End stage liver cancer
    ... will last. He is on 15mg morning and 30mg evening morphine and we now have to supplement this with liquid morphine...

  2. End stage liver cancer
    ... stuff for the fluid build up some other stuff and oral morphine drops for the pain.It is hard to see a loved one suffer...

  3. Liver Cancer
    ... be able to sustain for another six months. I am on morphine which helps the pain. Any opinions or other people...

  4. Please Help: PANCREATIC and LIVER CANCER
    ... sufferer comfortable and pain free without marajuana and morphine , to be clear of conscience and what to expect....just...

  5. Pancreatic Cancer
    ... that had spread to several other organs. She had a Morphine patch and also took oral medications for sleep, indigestion...

  6. Mother-in-law diagnosed last week with stage 4 colon/metastes liver cancer.
    ... there with her. Don't you think that since she is on morphine that she doesn't really know what is going on? Does...
    ... days. When you guys talk about the hospice and morphine , does the patient actually o.d. on the morphine? ...
    ... ontop of her pain meds. Mum started out on liquid morphine (diamorph) to help with breakthrough pain along with ... When she couldnt keep her pills down we switched to morphine regulated through a timed pump (not the self administered ... is sometimes difficult to get the dosage right for morphine as people have different pain thresholds and the morphine ... administered properly she should not overdose. The morphine also is a good reliever of other symptoms. It regulates...
    ... Myth #4: People who take morphine die sooner because morphine causes them to stop breathing. Fortunately, patients ... quickly adjust to any effect that morphine may have on their breathing. We prescribe a small ... are usually not even listed as side effects. In fact morphine is a drug of choice for breathing distress in people...
    ... from the hospital. My husband said she will have a morphine patch and they picked a hospice to take care of her...
    ... from the hospital. My husband said she will have a morphine patch and they picked a hospice to take care of her ... sp?) letter." Hi BMF, My mom was also on the Morphine patch plus Morphine pills for breakthrough pain. and...

  7. Terminal Liver cancer- what are the signs it's nearly over?
    ... had 12 mths. She is currently hospitalised, on morphine for pain is is extremely bloated with fluid which...
    ... eventually stopping. Do you know what dosage of morphine she is on? Sometimes that slows a person down with...
    ... to know if the fluid and the fact they have her on morphine are signs her liver is starting to shut down. They ... are increasing her morphine to see what amount she needs to relieve her pain....
    ... out towards her lungs. She started taking liquid morphine (diamorph?) along with analgesic pain relief about ... 2 months before her death. The morphine was a "break through" pain relief. As her illness ... keep them down and at this stage he put her onto a morphine pump thing which was regulated by a timer (not a self ... minutes each day but she was very comfortable. The morphine helped relax her body and her breathing although this...
    ... THankyou for your responses. My friend is on 1 ml/hr of morphine , along with something else thats name I can't remember...
    ... for him. They made the transition much easier. The morphine will help. Ultimatly Jaundice typically sets in at...
    ... indeed her liver. THAT SWOLLEN. She has started taking morphine . 20Ml every 24 hours with Vicadin in between, which ... have removed her from the Vicadin and increased the Morphine to 30Ml every 12 hours. She refuses to go to the hospital...
    ... to make sure she is comfortable and she is on oral morphine . But she is now unable to take so hopefully they will ... set her up on a morphine pump. She is very restless and jaundice and her stomach...
    ... could hardly sit up. She gave me liquid meds (Ativan, Morphine and Haldol) to give to him. She gave him about a...
    ... thought my mom was in pain and she would give her more morphine . I remember right before she passed she opened her ... of gasped. I panicked and thought she needed more morphine , but when I called the nurse she said that my mom...

  8. newly diagnosed pancreatic cancer
    ... pain for at least 3 weeks now and we finally got some morphine patches that help but don't completely take the pain...
    ... sleep, which was wonderful and he also was on liquid morphine . That all combined seemed to help with the pain. Do...

  9. White Stools/Diaharea ?? Re the Pancreatic Cancer? Bile ducts blocked??
    ... comfortable as is humanly possible; if that means a morphine drip, then so be it. If she's not in bad pain and...
    ... with her pain patches (50 mg) not sure if they are morphine or not I don't think so - but an opiate derivative...
    ... weekend she would have been put on major oxygen and morphine , the weekend cover nurse didn't know us, and my Mom...

Cancer: Prostate board

  1. increased PSA level from 0.2 to 8.2 in two months..advice??
    ... can be given beginning with Nsaids and eventully morphine if the pain becomes severe. Your father's oncologist...

  2. Whats the next step
    ... s which includes fully effective administration of morphine ,the preferred pain medication when analgesics and ... pain management with as high as necessary amounts of morphine will not cause addiction and need not be a concern...
    ... pain progresses so you might plan on the use of a morphine pump which he can control with measured doses as needed...

  3. Question / advice for son
    ... in the lower back spine. They have been offering morphine to help the pain. Does morphine also have negative...
    ... I'm so sorry! Morphine , as with all heavy narcotics, is hard on the body...

  4. Brachytherapy 5 days post op catheter problems? will i be ok?
    ... bad bladder spasms. Folks, this was tramatizing. Morphine did nothing. They finally decided to put an 18 size...

  5. Newbie needs to vent (It's a long one)!
    ... the meantime, he developed a severe headache that morphine wouldn't fix and another brain scan showed he had...