1 year ago
Hello and welcome to the Marie Curie community . We're sorry to read that your Mum is needing palliative care, we are here to support you at this difficult time.
As your Mum is needing liquid morphine orally you will be able to assist her with this at home ,however as she is needing the morphine liquid 4 times a day this indicates that her pain isn't controlled as well as it could be . Usually people are given regular pain relief to prevent them getting pain and have pain relief to take if they get pain in between the doses of regular pain relief , this is sometimes called 'as needed ' medication.
You might want to ask the Dr at the hospital whether your Mum is having regular pain relief and if she can be seen by the palliative care team at the hospital to review this .
A district nurse may not be able to call 4 times a day to give morphine liquid but will come if your mum needs medication giving in a different way for example by injection .The district nurse will visit if your mum needs this .
If you feel that your Mum will need assistance with personal care this will be arranged by the hospital team before she is discharged home .
Regarding your Mum's Covid vaccine you will need to get advice from her GP regarding this .
If you would like to speak to us in confidence our Support line is here on 0800 090 2309
Penny , support line nurse
Hopefully others here on Marie Curie community can share their experiences and insights about way's in which they have managed in similar situations