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3/26/12 5:03 P

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Hi everyone, this is an update on my dh. His fentanyl is still not working, we added Tylenol, still not working. Now they are adding a third medication always with the hope that it will relieve some of his pain. He is eating less, sleeping more. Can't wait till our dr is back from holiday next Monday. We need to look for alternative housing. The increase in meds means an increase in nursing care. Will let you know what happens.

Thanks for listening.

Dianne

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3/17/12 7:46 P

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Thank you for your support everyone. It helps to be able to talk about what I and dh are going through. We have upped his meds 4 times in two weeks and he is still in pain. The meds are making him very tired so he sleeps alot. I guess that is a good way to relieve or forget some of the pain. I have explained to him that he will be moving to an intermediate palliative care home within the next two months but he soon forgets what I have told him.

Another visit with palliative care nurse on Wednesday and Friday.

Dianne

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3/11/12 3:37 A

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Sorry to hear that dh is still in such pain. Encourage him to take slow deep breaths which will get more oxygen into his system. Oxygen seems to be a good pain relievers. Please spark mail me anytime

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3/9/12 10:28 A

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Sorry to hear that. Praying for him!

"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years." - Abraham Lincoln

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3/8/12 11:10 P

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Dianne - I am sorry to hear that. I hope they find something soon that will help him!

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3/8/12 5:21 P

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Still do not have the right cancer meds to help dh be more comfortable. Cancer is spreading and the pain is increasing.

Dianne

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