Sometimes You’re Up and Sometimes You’re Down

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My absence of posts reflects the ups and downs Mom and I have been going through as we navigate the world of Ulcerative Colitis (UC).  I am so appreciative for the new gastro dr we started with on August 18th and we’ve seen him 3 more times since then and will return to see him again on Sept. 29th. He is keeping on top of the situation. This is a doctor who cares…he calls back in a very timely fashion and he wants you to email him and he emails in a very timely fashion, too. I am so grateful. Mom loves him!

Mom’s recent bloodwork reflected some good changes, especially in her glucose level. The gastro dr wants her to increase the dosage of the immune suppressant since it takes 2-3 months to get to the desired level. I’m hoping this increased dosage won’t be long term. We start that tonight so I’ll be on the lookout for side effects.

I feel like we’re in a partnership taking care of Mom…the doctor emailed me today that my mom has a very special daughter. I appreciate him and I value what he does and he appreciates me and values what I do for mom. Isn’t that great????   I think so!

You Gotta Know When to Call in the Experts!!!!!

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So…after finishing everything that had to be done….I, once again went on the porch and swept and noticed a lot of tiny, tiny ants.  I have been keeping the ant population under control. I don’t like using any chemicals inside the home, so I spray a mixture of white vinegar and water. Outside, I use a very good ant spray that my trustworthy hardware store guy recommended and it does work…but…there are just too many and I’m spraying too much. I called an exterminator that I used several years ago and he’ll come on Monday to do the perimeter of the house. I do not want him going inside the house.  You gotta know when to call in the experts!!!!!   Always, always ask for HELP!!!