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Good morning, my 86 year old father has Parkinsons Disease. He is currently in temporary nursing home accommodation following an admission to hospital for pneumonia from which he has recovered. However, he has not returned to the physical form he was in prior to his hospital admission. In fact, he can't stand, let alone walk, whereas he was getting about before, albeit with a shuffling gait. But the main worry is the pain he is experiencing in his feet which the nurse thinks is peripheral neuropathy. I have researched Parkinsons pain and know a bit about it all but my question is this: My Dad has his last Sinemet when he goes to bed at around 9.30 pm and although it is a slow release, he is waking in pain and agitation all through the night. When we visited yesterday afternoon he was the same so I'm not sure what's going on. He has a hospital appointment on the 30th of this month but that seems a lifetime away for him when he is suffering so much. Could you suggest anything in the meantime? Many thanks Lorraine XXXXX
All his meds are at the nursing home I'm afraid so I'm not sure. I know that he has two Sinemet at 6 am with Entacapone, then one at 9 am, two at noon with Entacapone, one at 3pm, 2 at 5pm with Entacapone and then one slow release at 9.30 when he goes to bed
I think my follow up question was lost. Thank you for your previous response. I am happy with your reply although my Dad is finding it difficult to recover from his bout of pneumonia and maybe his body will be too frail to cope. Thank you again for your help.