They have my daughter on morphine ?

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Ok my 15teen daughter has a badly broken arm and a few hours ago she was in the garage putting new rings and vales on her yz450 or something anyways when she finished tried to put the bike away and slipped and the bike fell on top of her and cracked her cast and re-broke her arm and i did not know she was in the garage she was told she’s not to leave the house and i had to go to work cause we had a break in anyways she was pined under her bike for a little over 3-hours screaming but no one could hear her. I could not picture how much pain and how scared my baby was. she would not let me get the bike off her cause it hurt her to move the bike or her but i did get her a pillow for her head. When the paramedics got there they put a mask on her and gave her Nitrous Oxide and with in 5 mins she was lathing and they got the bike off her and brought her to saint Paul’s hospital

Now my questions are

1) why do they have her on morphine and not something thats not addicting ?
2)how come they told me to keep talking to a minimal amount
3)how come i was not asked if they can drug her or if they can put her on IV

Im happy she’s not in pain and sleeping like a baby but i feel i have bin bypassed

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Answer by orestes_returns
Opiates are the only legal things that can help pain in those situations. In an emergency treatment, there is very little time to ask anyone for permission for anything. They ask for allergies, and they try to treat everything right away. What other drug would you recommend that could relieve such extreme pain without being addictive? Cannabis is much much less addicting than morphine and has the exact same pain relief effects… but for some reason we’re not allowed to prescribe that. Tylenol wouldn’t have done much at all, except cause stomach bleeding. Doctors have to make split second decisions like this, and in 99% of cases, morphine is what is chosen for quick effective pain relief in emergency situations. She won’t become an addict, because she won’t have the drug available after treatment. Don’t worry too much about it. I’m glad she’s alright.

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2 Comments on "They have my daughter on morphine ?"

  1. Steven T
    27/03/2014 at 4:46 am Permalink

    Morphine is used to treat moderate to severe pain. It works by dulling the pain perception center in the brain. In shorter terms it is a very powerful and effective drug, they need to make sure your daughter feels no pain. The morphine may have put your daughter in stasis like state, therefore she may be unable to hear or process your words. Just talk to her as if she can hear you 🙂 and they didnt ask you cause paramedics are trained to keep that person stable (alive) no matter what.

    Good luck to you and your daughter 🙂

  2. Douglas B
    27/03/2014 at 5:21 am Permalink

    They are trained professionals and know what they are doing at least most of the time. If they stopped to ask if this was all right to do and that all right to do don’t you think you might have gotten more pissed off at them for wasting time as your daughter suffered longer? I would think that would have tore your heart out so why aren’t you thankful that she isn’t feeling pain any more? do you think you would have told them not to? You would have left your daughter suffer longer because you want to have a yes or no in what is going on yet what expertise do you bring to the table that would help you know what was better or best? I think you are very upset that you weren’t there when this happened and are now looking for a way to shift some of the pain you are feeling about this. Quit it and just remember that accident’s do happen and could have at any time. Be thankful she’s alive and will see a tomorrow. Not all kids are that fortunate, nor their parents.

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