Now Playing: Day 760-The Final Road To Survival
Today is the last round of water damage cleanup around the house. THANK GOODNESS! At least we all got plenty of sleep and the fur kids didn't wake us up until 2pm. I was out like a light and slept into the early afternoon hours without having to get up one time. WOOHOA! I sure won't be saying those same words tomorrow since this is Drano aka Hell-In-A-Jug treatment day.
I checked the petri dishes to see if there were any changes detecting various types of mold but so far the only one showing anything is the one from the basement. GO FIGURE! We all had a hunch if there was any mold inside the house it would be confined to only the basement. Thankfully the other three tests have yet to show any mold growth. It does take up to 72 hours for mold to start growing so for now we will just have to play the waiting game. My friend-Caregiver had the final job cleaning up the basement from the mold cleaner and then put a clear seal caulk around the doors, walls and under the basement bar tile. We thought it would be a lengthy job however it only took him a few hours. Less than expected! I think we are both glad to see the final clean up come to an end and hopefully very soon the same will hold true for the house repairs.
The weather did a rewind today and once again its fall. We are loving it! The fur kids especially enjoy the cooler temperatures because it means more time playing outside in the backyard. Even Pumpkin kitty enjoys laying on the porch when we are outside. He won't go out unless someone is with him because he gets startled easily. While I started the ole Drano treatment my friend played frisbee with Littleblue outside while Oreo ran around the yard. They should be extremely tired later this evening once we all wind down to watch TV. This is of course after hours of walking around while enduring treatment. By the time I am done I should also be ready to sleep later this evening. Since I am back to the generic brand of Drano it should be less harsh. Name brand drugs might be better than generic but not when it comes to Drano treatments. WHEW! I would much rather deal with a less harsh taste than the straight up foul salt taste with the name brand jug.
"FUNNY HOW ONE CAN START TO COMPARE GENERIC DRANO TO NAME BRAND DRANO. CLEARLY I HAVE CONSUMED WAY TOO MUCH DRANO! HAHAHAHAHA!"
Walgreen's called to let me know the rest of my Drano jugs were finally in today. They have also been dealing with the great Drano caper seeing instead of getting my prescription for eight jugs from the manufacturer they received split shipments. Two arrived one day then one the other day then another two yesterday. TALKING ABOUT FRUSTRATED! This time of course it wasn't me but instead the Walgreen's pharmacy staff. My friend went to get the broken prescription while I stayed home to finish up my treatment. When he came home empty handed I figured they were still dealing with lost Drano jugs at the pharmacy. He even said the entire staff was so curious to find out what I had medically that they began to ask him numerous questions. Thank goodness my friend has been around me long enough to master the method behind the Drano madness and he is very educated about Gastroparesis. He did me proud! Hee,hee,hee,hee...He said, "Once I got done explaining what you go through and why you have to consume this once in a lifetime medication on a weekly basis the only words you could hear from everyone behind the pharmacy counter was WOWWWW!" Once again the key to a cure will always be awareness. Gastroparesis Awareness!
After consuming my last glass of liquid dynamite I found enough things around the house to keep me moving however once again ole Drano is going to take its sweet time working. GEES! I was hoping by going back to the generic prescription I would get faster relief but the only thing I got was less bitter salt and chlorine taste. Forget about any rest tonight or catching up on my favorite shows because this might be a very longggg DRANO night...