Been in kind of a weird place this last little while. Not quite sure where we stand on things. Although the new oral pain med has been allowing Joey to have more time between IV pain meds, he has also been extremely sleepy lately. This is likely due to a combination of things: low hemoglobin, low iron, and the new pain med. However, my suspicion is that it is mostly due to the new pain med.
The whole low energy thing has made it extremely difficult for Joey to get out and do anything. He has on a few occasions, but they have been pretty low-key and he has had to really force himself because he is exhausted. Tough balance to strike between him getting the rest he needs and spending all of his time in bed.
At this point, I am not sure of what the doc’s next moves will be. I don’t know if this is a side effect that he will get used to, or if they will want to try something else, or just leave things as they are for a while.
Just thought I’d let you know.