What else can you say about a doctor that leaves his home number beside a patient's name to be called immediately if needed?
Mum is now on one 24 hour slow release pain tablet plus Endone, paracetamol and morphine injection if the pain gets a hold. He was firm about asking for the morphine, insisting that she mustn't have to endure any discomfort.
So I'm off to the Home again and every day until the pain control kicks in or the cancer comes to the fore. When she's out of bed and in the chair again with the cards and glue then I'll be relieved but at the moment I can't see that happening. But she wants to make a card for the Doc so I printed out some great images of Marvin the Martian and we can make a start on the card today.
She was relieved when I said I'd be down today. She was in so much pain yesterday and I could see it in her face and she's a little frightened. And my sister was almost in tears when she rang and caught me at Southland (I was on my way down) and that is a bad sign for old "I don't care what happens" sister.
All I want for Christmas is for a peaceful goodbye if that's the way it has to be. She deserves that.