Hey ~~ Had my talk w/ a nurse yesterday. They assessed dad. I think I'll wait for awhile to start Pal Care. I said his legs have been hurting him for awhile b/c we went on a small walk along the Missouri River, which he grew up on. He has been a bricklayer his whole life and his legs are getting tired. I have been giving him Advil. I asked if I could have some Tramadol or Flexeral to help his legs feel better. YIKES!! She said it will be Morphine they will start prescribing! Then she asked if he was anxious or depressed and would he need help w/ that. Did I read most of those posts here correctly that stated Morphine and Ativan are the last resort for people on hospice care? I picked him up after his supper last night to go get a RB Float before bed and he wanted me to take him by the local senior center to try and dance to the big band! Is this someone who needs morphine? Am I reading too much into the M&A combo? Am I Thinking he's better than he really is? He wanted a used bike from the GW the other day so he could ride to the pool 3 blocks away. His legs are too sore, so "No", but is this a man who needs Morphine and an anti anxiety combo? Should I ask for a second assessment as dad had slept thru the whole interview? I had given him an Advil and he felt better and fell asleep just when she got there for her appt! Dang It!! He is so fun and happy for every day he's given. He looked like Dead Man Sleeping yesterday! LMK if anyone has a few minutes. Thank you all you dear people!