My LO suffers from significant dementia, suspected Alzheimers and lives in an Assisted Living facility. I was in the process of scheduling brain scans, when she fell and fractured her spine on Sunday. It's a small fracture, but quite painful. The Orthopaedic doctor prescribed her Percoset every 8 hours. He knows about her condition.
Since we left the doctor office yesterday, I read online that it may not be a good thing for her condition. Do you weigh the benefits vs. the risks? Are there other options? If so, why didn't this doctor prescribe that? He's a specialists in Orthopaedics and very highly respected. Certainly, he treats other patients with dementia. Am I over thinking this?