Peggy's Husband's Treatment

He had a "PCA"

Duragesic patches

Using an epidural catheter

How an epidural is put in

Specific drugs tried

I made him promise

No alternative methods

Using a pump

Duragesic patches

When he came home he had oral medication and he had a type of medication that was taped to the skin called duragesic patches. The name of that drug is Fentanyl. In order to get him comfortable it took the whole week to reach the dosage he needed. That was about 175 micrograms. Every day we went up 25, 25, 25. By the time we got to 175 micrograms my husband was comfortable, but completely out of it. He was like a zombie. We couldn't get him out of bed. All he could do was sleep.

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