- Aug 16, 2008
- Lost a loved one
Can anyone help me here, or relate anyway? I am at my wits' end.....my dad has been on Ativan for a week now and it's turned him into a blithering idiot! THe nurses say they have to give it to him because Hospice decrees it. So I talk to Hospice and they say the nursing home doesn't know what else to do. He's talking about having many different bodies and how he can't remember what a urinal is for. In the meantime, his pain is no better. He's also on Morphine (some type) to help the pain, but it doesn't! I don't understand why they have to go right to this heav-duty stuff, when he's taken very little pain medicine in his life. When he went in, he was discussing politics with everyone. Now he can't even understand what a football game is, and says to turn it off. He brought about a hundred books with him and can't concentrate long enough to be read to (can't use his hands anymore). He's still not sleeping well, either. It's like no one believes me.