this gentleman was in adult home and he was put on morphine but it was adminstered to him by squirting under tongue this man died but at the time he only weighed 79lbs and it would put him in a comatose state
I really don't think an elderly man weighing only 79lbs should of been given morphine in any form, under the tongue definately shouldn't of been given, it is more powerful and quick acting that way, they should of just given him a shot of a smaller dose if he really needed something, but not a dose under the tongue. Morphine is contra-indicated in the frail and elderly anyway. I don't know if that is why he died though because I am not a doctor and not there with you. I hope this helps some wish I was there to do more for you.
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