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Old 05-01-2013, 08:20 PM
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Default Morphine

There are so many misconceptions about morphine. It is an old med that is so valuable for comfort measures. In Florida I had Haitian caregivers who put black voodoo beads under the pillows of those given morphine because they believed those patients to be marked for death.....morphine is very, very often given to relieve air hunger....not pain...because it relieves the increased heart rate from lack of oxygen because as one dies the lungs fill with fluid and it relieves the feeling of drowning. It is a wonderful drug for easing the transition....not because it causes it. Just FYI








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Originally Posted by GentleRick
Morphine often helps the process along too - even if the official use is "for pain."

So - just letting you know that I'm continuing my prayers for all of you during this transition.

Much love,
Rick
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