Has anyone experienced a lack of suitable severe arthritis pain relief for their loved ones?
Hi all. Has anyone experienced a lack of suitable pain relief for their loved ones? My mom is 89, a nursing home resident, and is one step down from hospice. She is non-ambulatory except for assisted transfers to bathroom and bed. Her arthritis pain is very severe. Now her hand and leg are almost completely paralyzed from the pain. The nursing home doctor prescribes Tylenol as needed throughout the day and Vicodin every 6 hours. The nursing home seems reluctant to treat the pain any other way. Does anyone have similar experiences or suggestions to offer. Thanks for listening.