An early call from Sandy: J's father (Big John) is going back to the hospital this morning, via the emergency room, because the pain is just too much to bear, despite the morphine pills. The only effective pain medication now seems to be the intravenous kind. He was given a dilaudid drip two days ago and two pints of blood. He is anaemic and his calcium levels are low. The THCs and morphine seem to work okay in tandem but they can't quite get the cocktail right. He hates the hospital and can't bear being there so the pain has to be pretty bad.
I hate to ask on this blog, but I think we need some divine intervention -- prayers would be lovely -- if only to have the pain go away. Thank you, dear readers.