My husband is a chronic pain patient. He is on 60 mg extended release morphine abd oxycodone for break thru pain. My husband has started having some new issues crop up not related to his chrionc pain from hus three failed back surgeries at L5 S1 lower back one of which was a failed fusion. His doctor has been running test to figure out whats going on, he has had several seizure like events in the last 10 days to 2 weeks, quite scarey so far everything had come bsck normal. On Monday husbabd had MRI of brain, as we were leaving hospital husband collapsed and had one of these seizure like events, spent rest of day in ER, MRI was normal, everything was normal so he was discharged. His doctor was contacted and has been fully informed every step of the way. Here is tge problem, busband received his monthly pain med refill on December 1,2015 eaier today he was taking a dose of morphine
when he had yet another seizure like event as he was getting pill out of bottle, a result of his severe muscle, twitching and collaspibg he dropped bottle of morphine pills and knocked over his water, pills and water went everywhere, I found a few but unfortunately the rest of he pills were soaked, i tried to get to them as quickly as I could but making sure he didn't hurt himself and that he was ok was my main priority by time husband's episode was over it was too late pills were ruined. I do i not know what to do he just got this refill, his daily existence is severe pain and now as a result of seizure like episode he is going to be without his extended release morphine very soon. I don't want him in pain, or any sort of withdrawal. He has oxycodone for break through pain but it's not enough to get him through the rest of month. What do we do? The doctor knows the situation and about the seizure episodes, he is afraid to call doctor and tell him what happened, he doesn't want to call, he is afraid he will be labeled. Unfortunately a lot if chronic pain patients worry about being labeled. This is a very unique set of circumstances, the doctor is aware of everything that has been happening, thie doctor ordered all testing including the MRI. What should we do, should we call doctor explain what happened, any advice.? Thanks.