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  • RodgerMac has replied to a post on the message board

    Sorry for your loss. Your right no one should have to deal with this disease. My wife fought a hard nine month battle and three surgeries (two tumor removals). She was the love of my life and i miss her greatly every day. I wish you and your family the best. Take care Rodger

    May 14 at 10:10 PM view post
    • RodgerMac has replied to a post on the message board

      The thing you want to watch for with the fentanyl patches is elevated heart rate and breathing problems. My wifes doctor also prescripted Narcan nasel spray. So you can quickly handle any opioid overdose, should it arise. Also the fentanyl takes time to get into the blood stream, the first day they body may have been going through withdrawals from the other two narcotics. Glad he's feeling better. His docto...

      May 10 at 2:47 PM view post
      • RodgerMac has replied to a post on the message board

        I wish you the best, and family the very best. This is a very hard time for everyone that has to go through this. I lost my wife in December 17. If the BT Buddies website worked I would point you too it, it unfortunately is undergoing construction. I went through some of the very things you describe in your post. Ask for help I’m not sure your overall situation. Don’t let doctors tell you they can’t. Nursing care is ...

        May 07 at 1:40 AM view post
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          Hospice is a very personal decision. We had hospice at home, but like I said it was only the last 24 hours. My wife and I were married 35 years. I feel heart broke for you and your parents.

          April 16 at 11:13 PM view post
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            The morphine should calm down the stridor coughs. My wife only had trouble breathing the last few days, which is when I made decision to start hospice care. My wife only had hospice care less than 24 hrs. before she passed. I really should have started hospice earlier, she had been eating next to nothing, and drinking the minimum about a week before. We had home visited nursing care for a month + to help with baths, ...

            April 16 at 8:34 PM view post
            • RodgerMac has replied to a post on the message board

              Yes my wife passed in December. I’m really surprised their still giving dex. I wish you and your family the best. Take care Rodger

              April 15 at 9:44 PM view post
              • RodgerMac has replied to a post on the message board

                Agree. Dr. will have the best advise.

                March 16 at 10:39 PM view post
                • RodgerMac has replied to a post on the message board

                  How long has then been happening? When was his last MRI and it’s results? Someone should always go with him to his doctors appointments make sure the doctor is hearing all these problems. Unfortunately swelling and hallucinations go hand in hand. Is he currently on steroids? I’d talk or message his doctor voice your concern.

                  March 15 at 11:16 PM view post
                  • RodgerMac has replied to a post on the message board

                    Sorry to hear about your husband. My wife lost her battle in December. Sounds like their not keeping your husband confortable, especially if he’s complaining about headache. I verbally beat up on two doctors and ran off one doctor because they couldn’t handle pain management. No one can answer to your question, everyone is different. Make him comfortable, be with him. Keep the family close. Watch food and fluid intak...

                    January 27 at 2:38 AM view post
                    • RodgerMac has replied to a post on the message board

                      Unfortunately I’m looking at the same situation with my wife. She was diagnosed in March, ran into so many complications. Three/four surgeries, massive infection just to name a few. She quit taking here pills about a month ago barely eats more than a half dozen bites a day. Is bed ridden, home health nurse three times a week. Has some alert days like today, but others just sleeps 20 hours. Earlier this week she began...

                      November 17 at 1:50 AM view post
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