Husband recovering from spinal fusion yesterday. Not allowed visitors. Surgery went well, did have small tear that they stitched up having to do with spinal fluid- Dursa tear I believe. Because of this he was strapped flat for 24 hrs.
He was doing well but now in excruciating pain on a scale of 1-10 he said it is 12.He was given 10 mg of Oxycontin 4 hrs ago and he said that his back is completely locked up so they gave him a valium Valium and Tylenol 30 minutes ago.
He never has taken pain pills in the past but knows he needs to stay on top of it. Is there anything they can give him that would last longer so he can stay on top of the pain as it appears it is either not lasting long enough or not a high enough dosage.
i hate I cannot be there for him.
He does not have ice on his back as he said the bandages are so thick it probably would not help.
Thank you for any suggestions!