Umm what now
July 1, 2014 5:00 PM Subscribe
Hubby was diagnosed with diabetes last week during pre-surgery check up. He had the surgery today and that was fine, but it's been sprung on him rather suddenly that this means injections 4 times a day. Most people grin and bear it but hubby has a HUGE injection phobia going back to childhood. He's in a lot of distress. I don't know what to do to help my hubby.
posted by bleep to Health & Fitness (23 answers total)
Both his surgeon and primary care doc promised last week that the Insulin could go in the IV but deferred to the hospital pharmacist who says no. We made the nurse go back and beg one more time but it's not looking good. The "good" post-surgery drugs (morphine, Valium) did nothing to stop the bitter weeping. I don't know what to do. I don't want to pull a "Dr. Google" but there's got to be a way to minimize his suffering?