I need help with a sedative that will not harm her but be strong enough to truly calm her heart so she can get through this. It will be her thrid try next. Any advice would help. Thanks
Valium is a relatively weak benzodiazepine. Perhaps Xanax or Klonopin would be better for her in terms of calming her down. Other sedatives a doctor could give her are more problematic in terms of side-effects (and because she is elderly, she shouldn't take very high doses). These are antipsychotics like Thorazine or Haldol.
You might try to convince the staff at the facility to give her Versed, which is a very potent benzodiazepine that usually works quite well to calm people down (and often patients don't remember the procedure as well).
Propofol would be a last resort. This medication is used as anesthesia for surgery and procedures like colonoscopy.
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