Please pray for us as we are held captive by the medical system and it's pharmakeia (sorceries). Here is our abbreviated story:
My wife, Sharon, has been bravely fighting cancer for a few years now. She miraculously reversed breast cancer with a combination of natural remedies, faith, and allopathic medicine (necessary but contrary to our beliefs). However, it was discovered a year ago that the cancer metastasized to the brain where a tumor causes stroke-like symptoms. The symptoms are controlled with a corticol-steriod (Dexamethasone).
This has been an extremely difficult condition to deal with and has confined my wife to bed and wheelchairs for long periods of time (where she listens to Bill and Clifton's teachings by the way). I was able to put nursing and homecare services in place but the homecare provider and their staff have proved to be beyond incompetent. They repeatedly dropped her and she started suffering severe back pain which made it difficult for her to lie flat in bed. This led to leg swelling and pressure sores on her rear from sitting too much. My wife complained of abuse from one of the PSW's last week and I filed a complaint. A VON nurse stated that Sharon's pressure sores were not going to heal unless she was admitted to hospital, placed in a special hospital air-bed and turned frequently. Together, we decided to take the hospital option to heal the pressure sores. Sharon was relatively fine otherwise.
At the hospital, the nurses and I noticed that her back pain was quite severe every time they turned her. Belately, I started to suspect a spine fracture. After a few days, the doctor advised us to put Sharon on a pain killer (Hydromorphone) three times a day. She took this drug before when she had the breast tumor without any serious problems. However, this time around the hydromorphone has quickly put her in a catatonic state and she is declining rapidly. Yesterday, I wanted the doctor and nurses to at least reduce the dosage. Sharon did not want to take the pain pill and refused to take it orally today. Now they want to proceed with giving her a subcutaneous injection of morphine. This seems like a death sentence to me and they seem determined to proceed with this despite our objections. The doctor says that her catatonic state is from disease progression and the nurses want the convenience of turning her without having to listen to her scream or groan. Short of kidnapping my wife, what should I do? Am I wrong to say no to morphine? By the way, I have power of attorney for personal care.