Make some memories this weekend, I know we will. Treasure, dream, live.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
PAIN - MY FEET ARE ON FIRE
Pain comes in all shapes and sizes, all ways and places. This week pain seems to be our biggest challenge. There have been many days where getting ahead of the pain is all we are trying to do. All our tricks, (ice packs, capsasin cream, fan, feet being uncovered) don't seem to be working. There are many things about managing Ian's care which are difficult and emotional for us...for me one of the hardest is seeing him in so much pain that he is screaming and yelling "my feet are on fire". Today, when asked to rate his pain on a scale of 1 to 10 with 1 being the best and 10 being the worst, he was at a 10...this has not happened before. We have been working closely with his hospice team and all of his pain medicines have been increased over the last few days. We are hoping that the increases will help Ian's pain come down from a 10 and for us to be able to manage it.