BR and I just got back from the Pain Management doctor's office, where BR passed his psych evaluation. We now have the go-ahead for an intrathecal pump trial this coming Monday and Tuesday.
On one day, pain medication will be injected directly into BR's spine. He will then be observed over the following 4 hours and effectiveness will be noted. On the other day, a placebo will be used in the same procedure. If the medication is effective, we'll move forward with having a pump implanted.
Medtronics has some good information about the pump on their web site. They have a video, too.