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Celiac block was posted 01/31/2000 10:50 pm by Shari Pierson
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The gp came in today and totally changed his tune. He told dad today if it was him he would do the block. Come to find out he read up on it this weekend. He did not know exactly what it was. He told dad that if it was him he would do it. "We can always go back to the narcotics if it does not work". the gp is about 70 years old. He took care of me when I was a baby and I am 36 and he was old then. the gp was afraid of it because he did not know what it was. He is from the old school and if you find something that works do not mess with it--but dad does not want to be sleepy all the time like the morphine makes him--so we are scheduled for Wednesday at 3pm to try it again if the pain center physician is not backed up in surgery again like he was on Friday like we were orginally scheduled. Please send up extra prayers for us--because if this does not work well then I'm afraid that dad will be in the hospital for the rest of his short life. His metasis is to the stomach and now his liver functions are becoming abnormal and his stomach looks enlarged like he has ascites. His appetite is really poor and his heart rate was running 150-160 until they started him on some pill and his sodium is very low--which could cause the tachycardia.He all of a sudden is falling apart. I hate to watch him suffer. My mom died 37 days after rediagnosis-breast that spread to liver. Her last 48 hours were hell but prior to that she did not suffer at all. Dad's last week has been hell. I wish I could take the pain for a while for him.

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