So they have now given me something called Chloral Hydrate* to help send me to sleep. The problem is that this drug has been prescribed as part of my end of life plan; it is also a dependency drug which means the more I have, the more my body will need. Only time will tell whether I can just use this to help get me through my horrid cough or if this is another step away from going home with Mummy and Daddy and seeing Marlee and Lilly again.
The afternoon continued just like the night and my 'chloroform', as Mummy is referring as it (knocks me out) makes me sleep.
|*First synthesized in 1832, chloral hydrate was the first depressant developed for the specific purpose of inducing sleep. Currently marketed as syrups or soft gelatin capsules, chloral hydrate takes effect in a relatively short time (about 30 minutes) and will induce sleep in an hour. (http://drugs.uta.edu/chloral.html)|