Now Playing: Day 638-The Final Road To Survival
If one gets sick the entire gang get sick.
First it was Jingles puppy who I found out was born one sick little guy so I made sure he got the care he needed in order to get better. Next Oreo and then Littleblue ended up catching the same viruses from Jingles puppy so they had to be checked by my veterinarian and then placed on medication. Now it seems the poor kittygang all caught the exact same respiratory/head virus. GEES! It started first with Precious kitty then it went to Pumpkin and now Cuddles. Bear kitty seems so far to only have the head part with his eyes watering so I have to clean them with warm water twice a day. I figured it might be a very good idea to have one of them checked out by my veterinarian because the virus can be passed around the fur kids over and over again.
Pumpkin is the easiest and most laid back when it comes to car rides and doctor visits. He doesn't enjoy them but tolerates them! Hahahaha! Sure, he talks to you while your driving until you reach the clinic door. Once the veterinarian places a hand near him he turns into a SCARY Halloween kitty! YIKES! He was actually pretty good today but did give a few warning meows and hisses to the veterinarian. Seems the same viruses are still lurking around the house. Now the kittygang are passing things around so instead of bringing them all up my veterinarian are treating them all at once with two rounds of medication. No need she said to have them checked because the virus is airborne. Its inevitable and they will all sooner or later catch it. So after we drove back home and dropped Pumpkin off we headed to Walmart to get their prescriptions filled. At the same time Walgreen's called to give a heads up that my insurance and the company who makes my Drano treatments are flagging their concerns with me drinking the jug on a weekly basis due to unforeseen side effects as well long term. I can't tell you how many times this has happened and my GI doctor has sent them numerous letters and reports on the necessity of the medication but once again we have problems. Now instead of my medication being a $20.00 copay it is now $100.00!
Yes, the GP fun just never ends does it? I asked Walmart since I was already there getting the kittygangs prescriptions how much the Trilyte would be for me on a weekly basis. The best they could do is $42.00 so that is far better than $100.00 but my GI doctor will still need to write another letter to the drug manufacturer as well my insurance company next week. Since this will be a new pharmacy I am using the pharmacist was shocked on the amount of Drano aka Hell-In-A-Jug I must consume on a weekly basis in order to keep my body from becoming toxic. He was quite taken back and had never heard of Gastroparesis nor the intestines becoming paralyzed from severe nerve damage. He has heard of those who have other medical conditions involving the intestines but he said they get a colostomy bag but never heard of those who don't have that option so gravity and the force of a dynamite jug must clear them out in order to stay out of trouble. He had never heard of Gastroparesis but does now including the rest of the pharmacy staff. Hahahahaha! They were also shocked of the long list of drugs I am allergic to due to the inability to break down and properly absorb medication.
Can you imagine the faces of other customers next week when I pick up my Santa sack of Drano goodies? OH MY! Hahaha! They don't carry more than a few at a time so he had to place my order directly from the pharmaceutical company. I do have one jug of Drano left at home to hold me over. I will be drinking that jug of salt water nasty stuff Sunday or Monday. It once again just all depends what my body tells me. If I can't sleep the night prior or going through any stress I must hold off treatment due to the cardiac effects it can cause.
So thanks to a late Xmas gift tonight at least I was able to place my thoughts away from the Drano and welcomed a new shampooer! WHOAHOA!! Ever seen someone this happy to have a new shampooer? If you haven't you sure have now! Hahahaha! I get just as excited with a new vacuum. No wonder I have four of them including one in the garage. It doesn't matter if I am sick, I will always be a neat freak. Wheelchair bound later down the road? No problem! I am sure you will still see me vacuuming away. Hahahaha!
Tomorrow I have plans set in stone. Yes stone! Word has it there is someone I have been trying to make contact with a few months ago on behalf of the Gastroparesis Awareness mission via their management company but was unsuccessful seeing they were on the road traveling. So lets just I say I got the green light and tomorrow I am just praying my GP doesn't let me down so I can come home with some great news! I need some good news in my life. I had enough of bad news for the rest of this year and every year after! I feel the winds of change coming and it can't come at a better time. A friend told me today, "Things can't be at a slow pace with you and if change is here I promise it will be all at once and so far I am right. Be ready for some fast changes over the next few months." You know what? They are right! I can't be worried about others anymore in this city. I have to continue looking ahead and never look back. Take the important lessons I have learned and move on.
"I would much rather have regrets about not doing what people said, than regretting not doing what my heart led me to and wondering what life had been like if I'd just been myself."
Here's to keeping the great Gastroparesis Awareness mission alive in honor of those who inspire me and make me a better person!
Eliana-Idiopathic Gastroparesis patient
Thank you to Eliana and her wonderful Mother Andrea who has also been a beloved and dear friend. Together we will face the GP road with strength and determination! Amen.