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Dilaudid & Toradal? For home

Mar 27, 2015 6:05 AM

Anyone ever had a script for these for home? I think the hospital will suggest discharge to me today even though I personally think that's ridiculous seeing as how I was told "at least a week" by the stomach surgeon. I had ALIF L4-S1 done Wednesday and my pain is not controlled at all. But whatever because I'd rather be at home this hospital sucks.

These meds are new to me and are helping but they are giving them thru IV only. Anyone know if these can be taken home? The Toradal seems to be the ONLY thing that takes away my severe leg pains and dilaudid only will cut it when uncontrolled with oral medication.

I hate how hospitals kick u out before you're ready, literally. This was a major operation wtf! I stayed 4-5 days for my cervical fusion (which was only 3 wks ago and contributing to the current pain). And that is supposed to be an easier recovery! It was a single level too. This was a 3 hour multi level fusion with my stomach sliced in half.

Sooo wish I could have had this done at same hospital my cervical was. They were soooo nice and beautiful private rooms. This....NOT.


Mar 27, 2015 8:31 AM

OOh wait if the stomach surgeon was in a rush and cut or stitched it in the wrong place/way i had the same surgery done in 2001 and have had stomach issues ever since.. and be careful of then Narco's they take over before you know it then thats/they are all you want to hell with the pain relief... been there done that, was up and walking 11 hrs after the OR and the hospital here gave me 72hrs from check in.. They didn't care if i was in pain here take this pill or that pill thats all they cared about had to get there kick backs...

On a bright note my back rarely hurts like it use to....

Mar 27, 2015 8:45 AM

Therapistunveiled, I'm sorry you aren't receiving adequate care. You may actually do better at home because you won't be as stressed. I thought toradol was only in a liquid form and was only available by shot or IV. Maybe they've advanced the drug since I last had it. I will keep you in my prayers and thoughts. Wishing you complete recovery, God's blessings! 🙏🌼

Mar 27, 2015 10:36 AM

Therapistunveiled, I worked in the insurance industry before I had to stop working. If you are not well and your pain is not controlled, you must tell them and they will make the arrangements with your insurance to stay. When they authorized the surgery, the allot a certain amount of time but they still try to kick you out sooner than later. It's rediculous. Have they even gotten you onto solid food? Have you been up walking? Don't let them discharge you until you feel comfortable with it. If you were well enough, you'd be gratefully flying out the door!! I was discharged with those meds. Trauma doll actually helped some of my surgical pain. I will keep you in my prayers. Let us know what happens. 💕

Mar 27, 2015 12:29 PM

Thanks for the kind words. Apparently I am staying overnight because the nurse spoke with doc and advised them my pain is so mot controlled. And it is not.

I feel like im getting worse. I can't eat anymore (only a couple bites of soft things like yogurt or pudding) & Im sl extremely nauseous. I HATE this hospital and want to go home but my pain is at a steady 8-9, 10s when moving, and oral meds aren't touching it. I'm terrified because the intensity of the pain makes me tremor and almost vomit so idk how that would play out at home :-(

Anyone know if it gets worse before better? I was feeling good yesterday then crashed last night/today. I am so disappointed and never felt more hopeless & helpless in my entire life.

I want to give up!

Mar 27, 2015 1:45 PM

An old wives tale, southern, is it is always worse on the 3-4 day. Its usually because all the sedation meds are gone. Try to relax and get your stress down. Let them know you're nauseated because throwing up is the last thing you need right now. If you haven't had a BM that may be causing some of the nausea. Praying for your healing! 🙏🌼

Mar 27, 2015 6:30 PM

Therapist Unveiled I'm so sorry that you are having such a hard time with this surgery. Like Flappsy says let them know that you are nauseous, you don't need to start vomiting if you can keep from it. If you haven't had a BM yet you need to let your Dr know, and that can cause you to be nauseous. I don't know if they Wii send you home on those meds or not. When I had my anteriordiskectomy the Dr sent me home on Norco. I have taken the generic which is Hydrocodn/Acetaminophen 7.5/325 I took 1 every 4 hrs for several yrs I now I take 2 every 6 hrs as needed. Will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers

Mar 27, 2015 9:02 PM

Quick update: I am still in hospital until we can handle pain. I'm doing better. Figured out (finally) they had not given me my damn baseline meds of valium and perkocet. Duh. That helped a lot. And they replaced the toradal with a steroid, to get me off IVs. We are going to still use dilaudid until i no longer need it and bridge my oral meds too to get me ready but it's not their main goal (discharge). Goal is to get my pain under control and if they can then I get to go home.

So i had my hubby bring up my self created excel sheet that i use to track my meds and I'm going to do it now so this doesn't happen again. So avoidable and dumb!

Hoping this resolves it!

Thanks so much!

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