Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-07-2013, 04:13 PM   #1
mekat
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,176
Pediatric pain management

I gave my 30lb 8 year old (stunted growth from chromosomal abnormalities) 4mls of of acetaminophen with Codeine (generic). After it kicked in he indicated his pain was a 6 on a 10 scale and was still very moody crying at the slightest little thing. Due to his distress I topped off the dose with an extra 2mls (GI said max dose was 6mls). After the extra kicked in his pain indicated on the scale was a 4 out of 10 still a little clingy but not hysterical like before. Is a 4 out of a 10 with maxed out medication okay or do I need to ask for something stronger when the GI office opens tomorrow?

Quick explanation of why he is in pain. - He is in chronic pain because the pediatric surgeon and GI are dragging their feet scheduling a corrective surgery. He has a fistula connecting his rectal stump and sigmoid colon as well as severe colitis all around the areas of the fisula opening on both ends.

Advertisement

mekat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2013, 05:41 PM   #2
luvsviola's Avatar
luvsviola
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Central Indiana
Posts: 17,103
My Mood:
In my book, 4 out of 10 maxed out is not ok. I'd call. Kiddo has a right to be pain free, and the doctors need to be responsive to that. They need to give you a plan that takes severe pain away. Hope you get some answers soon!
__________________
Kristen
Middle school teacher by day, super mom by night
Mommy to The Boss~2007, The Energizer Bunny~2009, and The Princess~2011
My kids are no longer in diapers, but somehow, my computer keeps finding its way back here...
luvsviola is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2013, 05:39 AM   #3
aries416
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,527
Re: Pediatric pain management

Poor kid! I would want him as comfortable as possible. I'd call in and see if he can get something more for the pain.
__________________
Eleanor, mama to Maren (07.05.08) and Grant (10.20.10)
aries416 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2013, 05:57 AM   #4
kaia.aline's Avatar
kaia.aline
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 2,612
Poor baby! I'd call for better pain management options
__________________
after waiting so long my baby girl Terra Lynn was born august 2 2012!

Ask me how to earn FREE jewelry and other amazing deals from Lia Sophia!
kaia.aline is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2013, 10:13 PM   #5
mekat
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,176
Re: Pediatric pain management

Thanks, calling them was definitely the right thing to do. Today he was having crying fits and it took two maximum doses of acetaminophen with Codeine to get through the afternoon and evening. They called in Rx of Lortab. I'm not sure how that compares strength wise to a acetaminophen with Codeine. He has dealt with gastric pain before and we have always had a Rx regimen for it but his pain management needs are starting to go to a whole new level and I am now in unfamiliar territory. I think I will also max out his daily Kristalose meds (gentle laxative, similar in function to Miralax). Hopefully making his fecal output more liquid will reduce irritation to the Colitis. I noticing the more firm the more pain he has in his lower bowels.
mekat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2013, 10:32 PM   #6
luvsviola's Avatar
luvsviola
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Central Indiana
Posts: 17,103
My Mood:
Re: Pediatric pain management

Poor little guy!
__________________
Kristen
Middle school teacher by day, super mom by night
Mommy to The Boss~2007, The Energizer Bunny~2009, and The Princess~2011
My kids are no longer in diapers, but somehow, my computer keeps finding its way back here...
luvsviola is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2013, 11:35 PM   #7
UnderTheStars's Avatar
UnderTheStars
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: between the Mississippi and a cornfield
Posts: 6,895
My Mood:
I'm glad you called, but I'm sorry your little guy is having to deal with that level of pain. Is this new level of pain something that might push the doctors into more action?
__________________
Alex
[ mom to my cowboy ballerina and my boy-of-steel ]
UnderTheStars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 08:51 AM   #8
Brayjjanna
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 21
Re: Pediatric pain management

Ive always wondered this except my 3.5 year old cant tell us. He's basically screamed most of his life. The first 2 years was 24/7. Now it's half the time. They say there is nothing else we can give him to help his pain or whatever is causing the discomfort. He arches and flails to the point you can't hold him. Sadly tynelol with codeine at his allowed full dose does nothing.

Hugs mama!
Brayjjanna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 03:37 PM   #9
Shaylee's Avatar
Shaylee
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Small Town New England
Posts: 659
Re: Pediatric pain management

I am so sorry to hear about what you and your son are going through. I can't even imagine what is like to watch your child suffer in chronic pain. Prayers that your team of doctors resolve this soon or that you are able to find someone who can. Bless you for doing everything you can for your little man.
__________________
Mama to
and
My IVF Miracle Marchkin born January 2012
Shaylee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2013, 06:30 PM   #10
mekat
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,176
Re: Pediatric pain management

Unfortunately, his GI medical issues may be coming to a head. His stoma is severely swollen and there are now black spots appearing (dead or dying tissue). I'm off to take him to the ER. I will respond more in depth when I know more.
mekat is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.