October 26, 2014

An hour at at time.

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Margot’s condition has deteriorated significantly over the past couple of days and in particular since yesterday afternoon; she’s now in a very poor and fragile state.

A syringe driver has been introduced to combat the increased & more intensive need for pain relief. This is a pump that runs 24 hours a day, continuously administering a slow infusion comprising morphine & ketamine and latterly midazolam and anti sickness meds as well.

To compound matters, Margot has picked up a line infection in her port and consequently today, the port has been de accessed and the syringe driver is now working via sub cutaneous access in her right leg.

It’s an extremely difficult time for Margot and for all the family. The only thing we can now do is continue to monitor her constantly changing condition and try and keep her comfortable.

Margot has been asleep all day and she continues to sleep peacefully. Mercifully, for now at least the drugs appear to be working.

26 October 2014

Husband to Vicki and father to Oscar (2007), Rufus (2008), Digby (2015) & Margot (2012-2014)

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