My son is 30. Cancer survivor. Chemo/radiation have caused osteo necrosis of jaw and spine. Teeth now removed and bone shards still coming out.
Had brucellosis bacteria...IV antibiotics for almost 1 yr...got Redman syndrome and lost some hearing. Lost 80 lbs. Developed CKD from the IV antibiotics.
Pain Mgmt for almost 10 yrs.with very high doses of dilaudid 16mg 4x day----methadone also high dose (Dr. talked him into the methadone..he didn't want it.)
Also developed seizure disorder..takes 40mg valium thru the day for that because he has had violent reactions to regular seizure meds.
Has been the type of person who wakes up during surgeries...difficult to resolve pain also.
Pain Dr did a urine screen..dropped him saying he was positive for fentanyl
and he hadn't had any in over 1 yr.
Said he was positive for morphine (which he is VERY allergic to) and said he was negative for dilaudid which is impossible..I even saw him take it that morning.
He dehydrated often and has to do iv fluids in hosp or at home. He is down to skin and bones and I am afraid we are losing him.
Could all these things be causing wacky numbers?
He also had anesthesia in January of this yr.
He weaned him down to nothing in 5day intervals over 4 or 5 weeks. He is very sick in withdrawal and we don't know if another Dr will help him.