Hello and Woof! I know I haven’t posted since Veteran’s Day, and I will try to catch up with comments and blogs just as soon as I can.
Wanted to give you kind readers an update on Mom. She received orders in the mail stating her blood test was in fact, RA positive, and a referral to see a Rheumatoid Arthritis specialist. Mom was glad to have a definitive answer, because she has been in a lot of pain. I asked her what it was like, and she said, “Burning, I feel like I am burning inside like hot coals.” (For those of you who are not sure, RA is an auto-immune disease, which can strike at any time. Left untreated, it’s a nasty bit of goods.)
Mom duly got on the phone to make the appointment, and was shocked that the specialist cannot see her til January 4, 2017. The person at the RA office told Mom to speak to her primary care doctor for pain relief until then. So, Mom got back on the phone to try to reach her doctor. Who was unable to get back to her until the next day. It was a rough 24 hours.
You can imagine, I had my paws full. Every time I turned around Mom was applying a patch to some part of her body that was painful. I had to watch her very carefully, because she felt so exhausted all the time. Finally, the doctor got back to her and sent over a prescription for Celebrex. Mom read the side effects, which were heavy and not good, but made the decision to give it a try. However, she does not feel she will be on it long-term; just to get her through to the RA guy.
That’s where we’re at: Mom is feeling about 50% better, but she knows this drug is only treating the symptom, not the disease. She told me she was going to weigh things very carefully, and possibly see a homeopathic doctor located in Michigan once she has heard what the RA doc has to say. We’re taking it one step at a time.
As for me, I am doing fine. Those tabby kitties have been out skulking birds in the back yard since the weather has been unseasonably warm for this time of year. Watching them out the window is like a looking at a big screen TV for me. There was a kitty in the yard this morning just inches from my nose. He sat very quietly and then bristled up his tail and ran between the slats of the fence into the neighbor’s back yard. Mom told me to “leave it” but man! That cat escaped by a whisker. Foiled again!
Thank you to all my readers, all who comment and like, and for your concern about Mom and me. I will keep you all posted. Thanks for reading!
Woof! Love, Maggie
By the way, today is the Fabulous, Always Entertaining, RuPaul’s birthday. In celebration of that, I’m divalicious in my leopard blanket! You betta work! Woof!