Another day, another waiting room. This time it was for a meeting with Nat’s doctors to see what we can do about pain management.
We arrived in plenty of time. Nat was armed with his trusty 3x3x3 cube, I had my iPad to spend some time on my jigsaw puzzle app, and my dad was there ready to scramble cubes when needed. While we were waiting, in walked the Clown Doctors.
As often happens, the Clown Doctors are attracted to Nat’s cubing and they remembered him from when he was an inpatient! We told them that he was the 7th fastest in Australia at solving the cube, and they asked for his autograph. The two doctors then started to argue over who would get his autograph!
We were then called into the appointment and they moved on.
The meeting was a bit overwhelming. We have been given two option for moving forward – sympathetic nerve block or ketamine infusion. At this point, we’re trying to work out what to do, though Nat’s not all that keen on spending 5 days as an inpatient for the infusion.
All we know for sure is that something has to be done to help manage his pain. Living with a constant pain level of 8/10 is not great.