Now Playing: Day 621-The Final Road To Survival
FINALLY! I got some solid sleep!
I might not went to bed until 5am but I was still able to catch a good eight hours of rest. Thank goodness I only got woken up a few times. My friend now sleeps in a different room so he can hear baby Jingles puppy when he needs to go outside. Since the poor little guy is still battling a kennel cough and virus its important he not only gets plenty of rest but as well food, water and medication taken twice a day. Hopefully by the time he returns to his new home he will be 100% better and so far potty trained too! He's so smart! Littleblue was also a very smart puppy but it took much longer than just four days to house break her from having accidents. I tend to think Jingles watches Oreo and Littleblue understanding that you go potty "outside" not inside.
Unfortunately what did wake me up this afternoon was the darn tremors. Luckily they didn't cause me to go into a full blown seizure. I only been getting seizures around once a month now since we don't have that much sunlight during the winter months plus VAMPIRES like myself sleep right through the peak hours of day light. BOO! Hahahaha! Come summertime? FORGET IT! Between the migraines, tremors and seizures I am stuck in the house most of the time. I dread summer anymore! Can't stand it! Thanks to Gastroparesis and my messed up set of central nervous system wiring its been a not so fun nor pleasant GP journey. Amen.
I haven't had too much luck yet taking medication to help cool the stomach fire off so my GI doctor called in a new medicine today hoping maybe to hit a few things at once. Donnatal. The only downside with this medication are the side effects such as knocking you out like a light and slowing things down a bit TOO MUCH. Like I need more slow organs or how about a dependency to barbiturates? UMMMM...NOT! Why in the world with all the billions upon billions of dollars pharma companies can't create medication without tons of side affects? You try to fix one problem but then end up creating ten more. It makes me a bit hesitant to take any new drug but I do need to calm my angry insides down including the waves of nausea and vomiting. I have tried this same medication years ago to no avail and it didn't resolve my problems either. If we are dealing with intestinal ulcers its going to take more than just this medication to fix the problem. I also am on a clear bland diet.
WAIT! HAVEN'T I ALREADY BEEN ON ONE THE PAST EIGHT YEARS?! Hahahaha! Now THAT WAS FUNNY! Regardless, I am not hungry to start with and even taking in fluids burns all the way down but being the good patient that I am this gal will try things over the next few weeks. I have a follow up to see my Gastroenterologist January 12th. If things don't resolve by then the next step will be going in via endoscope. Sometimes with Gastroparesis you just have to accept that some things can't be fixed and instead pray sooner than later they resolve on their own. I sure don't need to lose any more weight.
Hahahaha! Now THAT WAS FUNNY! Regardless, I am not hungry to start with and even taking in fluids burns all the way down but being the good patient that I am this gal will try things over the next few weeks. I have a follow up to see my Gastroenterologist January 12th. If things don't resolve by then the next step will be going in via endoscope. Sometimes with Gastroparesis you just have to accept that some things can't be fixed and instead pray sooner than later they resolve on their own. I sure don't need to lose any more weight.
With it only being a few days away until my next Hell-In-A-Jug treatment I am keeping close tabs on all the new medication as well existing ones. Everyone has been asking what plans I have for the upcoming New Years Eve. My response is same as any other day, "I have to play things by ear. It all depends on how I am feeling and if my Idiopathic Gastroparesis will let me out of the house to play." Hahahahaha! Well at least I was lucky enough to get out of the house for a bit this afternoon. Two days in a row being house-jailed is enough to drive anyone nuts but at least my fur kids keep me busy. They are the best!
Off to watch Jersey Shore season 1 on DVD. So far I got through disc one and now close to finishing up disc two. WHOAHOA! Things that make a GP gal happy! Hahahaha!