Friday, February 08, 2008

Meet my best friend....."DILAUDID''

One night behind us. Sams mom stayed the night with her. Our plan is to take shifts being with her so at least one of us is constantly by her side. I plan to stay the night unless sam's mom says otherwise; and of course, her word is the order.
The night was tough. She's in pain but maintaining that sense of humor. As you would imagine, the dose of morphine that's only a push button away, keeps her in and out of sleep; awake-pain, dilaudid-sleep. The dilaudid, however, is making her extremely itchy. She's sleeping right now; I hope she stays that way so the pain stays at bay.
Its not easy to see her in this type of pain but I get internal salvation knowing that as each hour passes, she's one step closer to having less pain.

4 comments:

Lauren said...

Ask for Benedryl. It will make her even sleepier but she will stop itching. It drove me mad. My mother said that I even scratched in my sleep.
Lauren

Joshua said...

Lauren, do you have denise's email adress? Sams mom would like to email her. We are trying to keep benedryl in her but they only allow every 6 hours.

Lauren said...

Josh
Give me a call. I can give you all the contact info you need. Including Denise's work phone. My number should be in Sam's phone.
Lauren

Joshua said...

Lauren, she has her number but its easier if she can simply email her instead. Would you mind texting it to 4044037555?