Monday, 8 February 2010

Zoe: Difficult night

Things went from bad to worse last night. He has been getting terrible pain in his bones caused by the daily G-CSF injections to promote stem cell growth. The pain became unmanageable last night. Because he is now neutropenic we can't give him paracetamol as it masks high temperatures and the codeine we can give him didn't seem to touch it. At 10pm Sonny was actually asking us to take him up to The Whittington where they could give him morphine. The staff there acted really swiftly and got him comfortable but he can't come home on a pump. In the meantime, he's meant to be back at GOSH for a kidney function test which we were told yesterday he couldn't miss. Another shared care conundrum.

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