Thursday, June 20, 2013


Padi continues very content and mostly comfortable. He was gearing up for a bath when Ally remembered his school chums were due to visit - they're (all 6 of them) having a great chat as I type this.
Yesterday we administered the first buccal dose of breakthrough. That means dissolving a dose of diamorph in a tiny amount of water and squirting it into Padi's cheek. When given the option this morning of the sevradol or buccal diamorph he went for the latter, even though it tastes very bitter. The taste can be masked by a sweet or by using something like orange juice instead. The main benefit is the rapid absorption into the blood stream which is great when the pain is coming on strongly, which it does sporadically perhaps once or twice every couple of days.

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