just read your reply again and im so sorry to have to say this to you but you are so wrong and dont know how you can say that.i have read so many sad stories now about the driver .read my story about my dad again and think about what you have said .the driver works totally different than having morphine oraly i saw it for myself it was horendous i will never forget what i saw for the rest of my life.
I think it's got to be said that each case is different,
My Grandad died in may with thyroid cancer that had spread as fluid to his lungs. the fluid was originally drained and thryoid tumor removed but the fluid returned and by the time it was picked up it was all too late.
The driver was in place for 15 hours with my Grandad and it did help as it meant very little attention needed from nurses as he had began to become distressed. Even an hour before he passed away we had him up going to the toilet but he just took one last look around the room and slipped away.
I can still recall the last few weeks, and have alot of questions. But i think this device gave him the peacefull passing he deserved
Hi i l000 % agree with u it happened too my step mum in november my mum died 1 hour ago 28 January 2017 2half hours after being but on one of these I objected but was overruled they are not getting away with this she had a broken wrist for 2 weeks before they believed me
This thread has been going on for some time and I may be repeating myself, but my Mum was given a syringe driver in her final week or so and it helped immensely. Like me, she had chemo veins and every injection caused her pain, the syringe driver meant she could receive pain relief without being hurt. I know exactly what was in her syringe driver, exactly the same pain relief that she had previously been given via syringes and canulas. She was well beyond the stage where Oromorph (oral morphine tablets) even came close to helping relieve her pain.
When I come to the end of my cancer journey, I want a pain free end too. If that means using a syringe driver, that's fine by me.
So sorry to read about your Mum, I'm not an expert but what you describe sounds very much like what used to be called a death rattle and isn't unusual. There is a description on this page (under Physical Signs ...) which is very similar to your description. http://www.dyingmatters.org/page/being-someone-when-they-die
I hope this helps set your mind at rest.
The drugs they put in the driver have done that to your mother you saw it for yourself but they will deny it I feel so sorry for you if never got over what they did to my dad I'm still fighting his case the first investigation found 13 mistakes in my dad's case, the good that's came out of this is that the hospital involved has a new head nurse and the other staff have have been sent for more training.really 2 of them should have been sacked for the lies and mistakes that took my fathers life,but all in good time the case is not finished yet.god bless you darlin and I'm praying for your mother go with your gut instincts because you are right in what you saw,in a lot of cases they are putting the driver in to soon.
I'm glad you believe me I am hearing so many stories about the driver it's disgusting how they use it in cases that don't need it . I'm still fighting my dad's case and il get justice for him.
Every case is different my dad was eating drinking and communicating he had a brain tumer took a small headache on Wed afternoon the driver was put in on the Friday he was dead by the sunday.
thanks, unfortunately for me my mum too has passed away, early hours of yesterday, she couldn't recover from the coma/long sleep she went into, sadly she couldn't really say her goodbye or last word to any of us , while I could see she was trying hard to hang in there, it eventually overwhelmed her. I am not happy about this and really want them to have look.