Justin: A few days ago Mom went to see another doctor to readdress the idea of removal of her lung and tumour. The doctor said it would not be necessary or beneficial because the cancer had spread to her lymph nodes. But he also said that the cancer was “extremely slow” in its growth. Mom & Floyd were quite relieved to hear that.
The doctor also put Mom on a painkiller for her arm. She’d thought it was the same type of pain she’d experienced years ago, an on-and-off-again problem in her right arm making it hard to lift things and to, oddly enough, move from above her head to down by her side. (Lifting her arm wasn’t a problem – just putting it back down again was.) It often gives her pain while just sitting doing nothing. Apparently, though, it is caused by the tumour in her lung pressing against nerves. “I’ll take care of that,” the doctor said confidently. He prescribed Morphine. However, the medication is too strong, and after one attempt Mom doesn’t want to continue it.
I just learned, upon talking with Mom, that she has four new kinds of medicine.
Morphine Sulf 5mg (Tx# 71601809) ½ table as needed (Dr. A Shukkoor Annavuka)
Metoclopramide HCL 10mg (Tx# 12434915) 1 tablet per 4 hrs as needed (Dr. Annavuka)
Pantoprazole EC 40mg (Tx# 12434913) 1 tablet per day (Dr. Annavuka)
Dexamethasone 4mg (Tx# 12434912) 1 tablet per day (Dr. Annavuka)