We went to a pain management doc last week, and he seems to be very intrested in getting mom off of all the narcotic drugs that she's on for pain. He says he has a lot of work to do in terms of calculations and meeting with her primary care doc and nephrologist. The Novacane patches seem to be working very well with the neuropathy in her feet, so he's hoping that maybe by increasing that to 24 hours aday, instead of the 12 hours, that she won't need the Methadone and hoping to find an alternative to Depacote that won't keep her so confused and tired all the time.
I will let you know how things are going with that. It's not going to be an over night kind of transition, but hopefully within the next month or so we will have some answers.