My 60-year-old sister with severe rheumatoid arthritis and congenital scoliosis, adult-onset asthma, IBS, etc. was admitted to a Cleveland Clinic hospital three days ago with severe pain. She is in soul-obliterating agony. As of last night, she had gone through a CT (cannot tolerate an MRI), and a pain management consult. She is due to see a neurosurgeon today. While in this wait mode, the nurses confirm she has been prescribed Flexeril (no effect), and Toradol (no effect). I have asked why she could not get temp opiod. Last May, she had a Morphine drip but my notes say she was "Morphine intolerant." Is there any relief? What should I be advocating and how? Also, when admitted this time, she asked me to contact her county's women's crisis line because her adult sons are emotionally abuse to her and mooch off of her. I will have no idea whether they take her case or not (privacy), because I doubt she can respond to their phone call to her. One son caused a warrant for her arrest because he failed to change her old car title to his name and incurred multiple moving violations. She was forced to pay his fines (over $1000) and her credit rating plummeted. That is a lesser concern right now, but the crisis line made clear to me that I cannot be a go-between. I am also unable to be a guardian for her.