Feb 08, 2014 - 11:26 pm
Jim's pain seems to be increasing at a faster rate lately. In the past week I have had to give him a dose of pain meds in late afternoon. Previously he only needed meds tp sleep. The week before last he would get pain when he moved around but usually if he rested it eased off. Last week he had to have pain meds around 6 or 7 PM because the pain would not ease off. Today I had to give pain meds at 6pm then at 10pm he was in so much pain and wheezing bad so I gave him more meds. During all this I have been fighting with the insurance over paying for the meds and getting refills when needed. Would hospice handle this? Should I ask the doctor to call them in or wait for him to suggest it? I don't want Jim to suffer but calling in hospice is like saying to him I have given up. How do I bring this topic up with him? Any suggestions? Advice? Please help.