Oct 21, 2011 - 1:09 pm
My husband had his prostatectomy yesterday - robotic - and it went well, but last night his pain increased greatly, he could not get up and walk because of fainting (low blood pressure)and he is in a great deal of pain. He is told that the pain is from the gas, his morphine has been doubled, and he cannot take deep breaths. Is this to be expected? I cannot be with him at the hospital and am very concerned that something important could be overlooked because he is alone and probably not communicating well because of the drugs. He has the puffers on his legs, it's a highly rated hospital and I've been comfortable with the quality of the people there, but am asking - have any of you had this experience? Other than the cancer, this is a very healthy, very strong man.