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I just wanted to thank everyone who replied to my post. Many, many thanks for your advice and support.
I apologise for not esponding sooner but it's turning out to be the "week from hell"!!! My cousin's husband (and they are a great support to me) was in a near fatal accident yesterday and is very ill in hospital at the moment. My mum who is not well anyway seems to be suffering from anxiety attacks and is experiencing nausea, she had a really bad spell yesterday, my car had a flat battery and the goldfish died!!!! The only person who seems to be in good spirits is my DAD !! Who, after being so breathless and ill during the early hours of Thursday morning has made some kind of miraculous recovery. Good thing I've got a sense of humour!! (but not at 2am in a morning!).
District Nurse attended yesterday and did not think the Oramorph would cause dad to be more breathless or make cough worse. We decided not to give him any more Oramorph until late yesterday afternoon and leave it at that one dose and see how he went. He was fine after this one dose and he managed to get a good nights sleep as well without waking up coughing. District Nurse attended this morning and Dad was well rested and she doesn't really know what caused the bout of severe breathlessness and coughing. He has been good all day and he has been very lively all day. We have also noticed today when I changed the dressing that the fungling nodule on his chest is definitely shrinking after his zap of Radiotherapy and also Dad's clavicle is not as painful as it was, so hopefully the nodule that had attached to this bone might be shrinking as well. I know it is only small things and none of these are long term cures but at least it keeps Dad in a positive frame of mind. I do believe keeping him occupied and positive is vital. Once again many, many thanks for all your kind assistance it is really comforting and reassuring and I do wish you all the very best. Not sure what I would do now without this site.Take care.Best wishes.Victoria.
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