Sending prayers and good luck your way Ixchel!
I learned this week that an Intrathecal pain pump is not designed to hold two strong medications like Fentanyl and Bupivacaine. These two medications can and did cause the motor to stall in my husband's pain pump on a Sunday night. It had been running like a champ and then it wasnt...
THe time it takes to begin withdrawal symptoms is about 8 hours (or it was for my hubby).
Thankfully the pain doctor gave oral pain meds to cover the pain pump not working. Pain doc called surgeon and surgery was scheduled on this past Wednesday.
With lots of morphine and Oxy to cover the pain and the process of surgery.....my dh became backed up....Lots of senna, biscodyl, colace and two enemas later, things are moving.
I learned that I am way less patient with my hubby when he is the patient. Not to mention I had a huge deadline due tomorrow for school (my last big project- yay!)
And I learned that I suck at trying to saran wrap a bandage so that it doesnt get wet in the shower- Epic Fail and I had to change the dressing (OOOPS)