Marc went to a surgical center on Wednesday to have his broken/dislocated hand and wrist bone stablized. It seems from what he told me that they gave him enough tranquilzers that would put a normal person into a stupor for a week.
For pain he was given Vicodin and when those didn't work he was given 2 Percocet, an told to chew them before he swallowed ( he learned a new trick). Marc probably denied he was a drinker because he learned from his last hospital experience that they give more drugs.
Snap! Did I just say that?!
Well, the Dr was 3 hours late to do the procedure, so they gave more tranquilzers more pain meds that didn't work. He was givien a nerve block, that didn't work completely on his thumb and index finger. So the anestetist inserted a long thin needle attached to a TENS unit which was inserted that into his forearm. I guess that DID work and they did the surgery an hour later. Then, instead of cutting and inserting 2 pins under the local anesthia, the Dr decided he needed to cut and insert more pins under GENERAL anesthesia.
At some point his B/P was high with the Systolic in the 190's, so he was given more pain meds. I'm thinking Mama needs to find out who this Doc is and give him the heads up that Marc's B/P has been in the 170's systolically when he eats salty foods & drinks caffiene. And he knows that that pain will also up the B/P, so he may or maynot have been trying ot mimic pain. Yes, my son is a "drug seeker".
Marc did tell me that the Dr offered to renew his pain pills & he told me that he told the Dr he had enough to get him through. Hmmm? Do you think he was saying that for my benefit? I do. Marc's snail mail comes to my address. I think I'll take a peak and see if there is a Dr's name somewhere. I really hate to do that. But, then I would feel worse if he gets addicted again and starts buying off the streets, or worse, overdoses. When he called me he was having some beers with the guys and was going to friend's Brithday party later. At the end of our phone conversation he told me he had to go. go home to ice and elevate his hand.
Am I being played? He thinks so, I'm sure. I don't care because if I act naive I get more info leaked to me because he thinks I'm clueless. Actually his father thought he was so smart that he could tell me anything & I was gullible enough to believe it : D
When the kids were 5/ 7, they found cocaine in thier father's freezer. Their Dad told them it was was powderd sugar, which back fired when they asked if they could put it on thier french toast. So then he told them that it was cocaine that he was going to give to his new BIL for his wedding. "But, don't tell your Mom". LOL~Guess what? The Mom dragged his butt into Family Court. You don't tell kids not to tell Mom. That is what kids do.