I don't know how to begin.
My father has had moderate back pain his whole life. It was controlled well with Tylenol #3 as needed, only 4/day, 300/15/30mg and on a recent visit to my house (reluctantly by his POA) per usual I was given his blister packs and without my knowledge my dads prescriptions have been dramatically changed.
He is taking *1000mg of Tylenol three times daily. Along with, *1mg DILAUDID *three times daily AND *3mg of long Acting HYDROMORPHONE at *bedtime.*
I noticed an immediate change in my dad when I saw him and I'm mortified by this change.
He suffers from TIA's, mini-strokes. Is this cocktail going to harm him? I've read about all I can in reference to these drugs and I only surmise that someone is sending my dad to an early grave. I can't believe I just wrote that but it is how I feel about everything surrounding my dads POA.
My dad is a small 5'9, maybe 150 pounds, who slept all day at his long term care facility prior to this change in his medications.
I DONT KNOW WHAT KIND OF MD/DR WOULD PRESCRIBE THIS TO AN 88yr old especially given that he suffers from TIA's.
I'm getting zero answers from the POA, I've been banned from seeing my dad bcuz of my inquiries.
The Dr. won't take or return my calls.
IN DIRE NEED OF GUIDANCE, HELP, AN EAR...this is all-consuming. I've been through a lot of nightmares with the POA pertaining to my dad but this one is far too much to bare on my own...