I wonder if anyone can help.
My mum is in a very bad way. She has had Parkinsons for 11 years and now has severe oesteoporosis. She has a hip broken in 4 places and cannot walk at the moment.
Because of the severe pain, she has been put on Morphine. For the last 3 or 4 days, she has been hallucinating and is dazed and confused. She has a water infection, is severly constipated and cannot swallow easily therefore she is not drinking much or eating much.
The emergency nurses have been called to visit once a day to help for the next couple of days.
I suppose my questions are:-
1) Had anyone else had experience of Morphine and Parkinsons? How do you manage pain if you can't use Morphine? What do you do in this instance?
2) Does she need to be admitted to hospital or is there a way to care for her at home? I feel that we desperately need someone to be coming once a day to help out my Dad who is in tears and out of his mind. He could just about manage previously but not that my mum is hallucinating and confused, it is out of control. I live in London so will obviously be going home more but I have to work so it is trying to manage things.
3) Who is the top Parkinsons Specialist in the UK? Who can help advise here? How do I get the Parkinsons Specialist to speak to the Oestoporosis specialist? How does the Physician work out what tablets to give my mum? She is already on so much medication (for urine infection/ Parkinsons/ low blood pressure/ morphine). What on earth next? If you can just help with even just one of the questions, it would be very much appreciated.
Thank you. We are desperate.