My husband was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer at the age of 63. He was on oxygen but was still walking around and living. He signed himself up for Hospice so when the time came that he was going to be in severe pain that he would have the medications to make him comfortable. A couple of days after he signed up for Hospice and the first time Hospice came into our home and administered Atavan and morphine every 15 minutes for about 3 hours. After three hours of being drugged, he walked to bed and died in his sleep. They came to our home because he was having anxiety. He never told them he was in pain. In their report, it is written that he denied having any pain but had anxiety. The nurse also did not keep track of the amounts of Ativan and morphine she was giving him. I believe that he was overdosed. How can they justify giving him a combination of these two drugs when he was not in pain? I find it very difficult to believe that in the one and only visit to our home that Hospice made, that they killed my husband when he was given at least 6 more months to live by the doctors. Does anyone have any suggestions on how this can happen when a person has not reached the point of pain yet with their illness?