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Hi i really need some advice.. for the past 5 or so years my mum has been prescribed morphine, codine (and so on) by various doctors and the hospital. Originally she was prescribed it because she had gaul stones but after having her gaul bladder removed she claimed she needed it because she still had pain. Since the op (3 years + ago) she's been in and out of hospital where they have not discovered any reason for this pain. It recently became clear that she has a serious problem with morphine and codine and she's become dependant on them. Me and my family told the doctors what's happening and they've said they'd call her in and monitor the situation.
When they saw her they immediately rang an ambulance (she was 6 stone and looked like a zombie) the hospital (knowing what was going on) just sent her off with more drugs.. she went through a large bottle of morphine and a box of codine in just 4 days. When they ran out and she couldn't get more she shut down. She wouldn't eat or drink or even get out of bed, she was delirious and even tried hurting herself. So they put her back in hospital and said it was a miracle she was still standing and they would give her the help she needed.
We've since found out that they're still just giving her morphine despite knowing that this is the problem! I'm so angry, all the hospital does is put some pink back in her cheeks and push her out the door with armfulls of morphine and other drugs. She falls back into the way she was and the cycle repeats! I don't know what to do and it's ruining my family. Can anyone give me advice on what I need to do to fix this? How do i get them to stop giving the drugs and help her instead? Thanks
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