Ardys, the hospice nurse, was here today. One of the first things the hospice workers ask Erin is if she is in pain. Erin has been having quite a bit of pain extending from the neck to the face due to the iatrogenic Cushing’s disease. So, Ardys suggested ibuporfen and another pain pill 3 times a day to try to keep the pain under control – before it really develops. So, I think Erin is now on 19 pills a day! Oddly enough, Ardys said it was ok to have alcohol. So, when Colleen and Deke arrived with champange Sunday night, Erin could have had some afterall, even though she had taken a pain pill.