Sorry if this post is upsetting to anyone, but we want to make as many people aware who have morphine and other drugs in the house.
As my previous post mentioned, my beautiful mum passed away peacefully at home last Sunday. She had lung cancer which was terminal and whilst she suffered with breathing and the effects of progression, the end came quickly and we were able to live a relatively normal home life right until the end.
Whilst my focus should be all about my mum, unfortunately someone decided to come and steal her morphine injectables as after she passed. I cannot give specific details and the crime is now with the police. However, some hours after mum had died, we were phoned by someone from the ‘nurses office’ saying they had to collect all the drugs. They arrived within minutes and took the drugs. After the nurse/hospice manager reviewed there is no record or reason, so police will investigate.
We believe this is organised crime, carefully planned to steal from families at their most vulnerable.
Please do not give morphine drugs, or anything to a health professional unless they give you a valid reasons and ID. We were told by the paramedic to simply take the drugs to the chemist for disposal. It's a well planned crime, as we only questioned it due to the apparent insensitivity of how quickly and late they came, Sunday at 8:20pm!!
Morphine injections are very expensive and sold on black market, it's also a class A drug. I never knew this!
Please be aware and I'm sorry if this is shocking for anyone, but we really don't want anyone else to go through this added torment.
With best wishes