Sunday, December 11, 2011

I heart Doc Marvin

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.

14 comments:

The Elephant's Child said...

Magical Doctor Marvin.
I really, really hope your Christmas wish comes true.
Sending so many good wishes to you and your family. Hugs from afar.

River said...

A peaceful and painless goodbye would be the best way. My mum had that, with my brother holding her as she took her last breath.

I hope your mum is feeling much better today and gets the chance to make her Christmas Cards.

WV=crumi=how your mum's been feeling

JahTeh said...

EC, River, she was still in bed but the pain was almost zero. Tomorrow will be the big test when she gets out of bed and they use the lifting machine which will press underneath that left arm.
And we got cards done, I did the glueing and she gave instructions.

Andrew said...

Looks like this will be a christmas for you to remember. It is a slightly un-natural natural process. You can cry, laugh and cry some more.

Davoh said...

mm, might have to pull some ancient sage or other. Might not help your present angst ..... buuuut;
All things will pass.


The tricky bit is 'holding on', while watching them go.

Mindy said...

I hope you get your wish Jahteh, you deserve it too.

Fen said...

Here's hoping the morphine does it's trick and that your Christmas wish comes true.

Big hugs for you xo

JahTeh said...

Andrew, I'll be fine and all my crying was done a long time ago.

Davo, the hard business is watching someone in pain but the new medication is working and for the moment she's happy. It hasn't fixed the problem of course.

Mindy, I swear when she does go, she'll be telling angels how to clean the heavenly staircase.

Fen, next op which I hope you don't have to have, get this pain killer because it's a beauty. Just new on the market but 24 hour pain control with one pill.

Gerry said...

What EC said.

Love from the Blue Mountains, JT.

Ann O'Dyne said...

what EC said
love from Mount Helen

R.H. said...

Regards to mother.

Lord Rochester said...

Mother's train rolls through
The 1940s
Toil over
Bills all paid.
Put your feet up, mother
Wave to the crowds.

-Rochester.

JahTeh said...

Thank you Bear, may you have an excellent Cab Sav or six for Christmas.

Miss O'Dyne, I wish I could send you a bottle of these painkillers. You'd only go out and do something stupid like mow lawns and prune trees and dig garden beds and I wouldn't put it past you to get on a horse again.

Robbert, the wheels are still rolling, unbelievable.

Gerry said...

And all the very best to you and your Mother for Christmas, JahTeh.