It’s complicated

Just wanted to let people know that Heidi is home from hospital, but unfortunately is in very severe pain.

We’re just waiting for the doctor to come and examine her as she shouldn’t be feeling this much pain and is already at maximum dose of her existing pain meds.

The choice was to either get her to hospital which would involve moving her, which would be agony for her, even if paramedics handled it. Or wait for a home visit from the GP surgery, which takes longer. Both are crap options, but I understand why we can’t just get a morphine prescription over the phone. Especially since Heidi says the pain is spreading and she also has an elevated temperature (though not fever yet).

A doctor will be able to tell if she needs to be moved to hospital or not. Regardless, we need to get the pain down before she can move or be moved.

There will need to be a decision about her drain as well, as it’s unclear whether removing it would improve or worsen her pain. There are pros and cons to either action, and the community nurses didn’t exactly inspire confidence there.

Anyway, I know a lot of you have been trying to get in touch, and I’m sorry if I’m not keeping up with it, but I’ll try to keep updates to the blog as then everyone can follow that for news.

Thanks all!


12 thoughts on “It’s complicated

  1. Kat

    Oh I’m so sorry, that sounds so hard. I really hope she gets the pain meds she needs asap and that the doc brings helpfulness and solutions.

    And thanks so much for updating when you are in the middle of this. We are all thinking of you guys very much during these difficult days.

    so much love, and may morphine be forthcoming! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  2. paula

    Dear Adam,
    Yes, thank you for updating us.
    I hope that help will come soon and she will feel some relief.
    Really sorry to hear that she is suffering so much.
    Praying on this side there will be a solution for her pain really soon.
    Love to the three of you,

  3. Karen

    Oh no! I am so extremely sorry to hear that. Wow, I didn’t expect that. That’s terrible, and must be horrible for you and her. It’s awful to see someone you love in pain. Poor Heidi. I hope the medical professionals get on top of it soon. Thank you so much for letting us know. Thinking of you always xxx lots of love from Karen

  4. Jess

    Sounds hellish. Poor Heidi. Wishing swift pain relief and rapid healing, and sending lots of love to you all xxx

  5. Sokari

    Thanks for keeping us up to date Adam I hope by now she has the morohine and some relief. Thinking of you al and sending love

  6. Joba

    Hey babe.

    Give my love to her and take some for yourself…with a huge portion for the half pint one too. I hope you can get her in a comfortable state and that she feels better soon. Thanks for keeping us updated, really appreciate it and you’re doing a great job keeping the loop up considering what you’ve got going on. All my love and thoughts going to you all. Love all sooooo much.xxxxx

  7. Johnna

    Sending lots of love to you all. Hoping they can make Heidi more comfortable soon so she can rest and heal. We love you!

  8. tammy

    Am so terribly sorry to hear about Heidi’s latest trial & can only hope it gets sorted very, very soon.
    Adam – you are a STAR & wonderful supporting partner. I felt during my experience with Stephen, that at times it is more difficult for us who do the caring as the level of frustration is immense!!!
    Our thoughts & love with you all

  9. Georgie

    I am so worried. Please send our love. We are sending all our positive energy your way, Adam. We love you.

  10. Belen

    Dear Adam, I hope by the time I am reading this the pain is over and there is relief. Must be so difficult for you all, thinking on you and sending love

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