Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Re: thanks!. Abby's mom follow-up question regarding postop pain management. Illinois Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Her Blog Link.

Good to hear from you.
She should probably be able to taper off narcotic within 2-3 wks.  You can just do a “ramp” with maybe 4 pills max per day now, going down to one pill a day in 2-3 wks then stop.
Naproxen should be taken twice a day as well as Tylenol.
Take care,
Dr. Hey

On 6/16/09 10:41 AM, "Amy

Dr. Hey,
We are home and glad to be here!  Abby is doing well--she had a group of friends over yesterday and that put a sparkle back in her eye.  We are working hard to keep the medication figured out, but she is up and moving and we see improvement every day.
How long do most patients need the Lorecet?  It is the thing that helps her the most, I just hate to see her taking narcotics for a long period of time...
Thank you again for all that you did for us.  Thanks is such a small thing to offer, but it comes from our hearts.
Here is the link to a blog I started about our story.  Feel free to share if you think it will help another family...


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