About a week ago I was tagged by Jayne D’arcy. I have to list 7 weird things about myself. Just about everything that involves me is weird but I’ll list them anyway.
1. I HAVE to multi-task. At work I’m answering phones, reading the news, transferring funds for a client, printing checks, replying to emails…all at the same time and all the time. Otherwise, I get bored and do nothing.
2. I like mice & snakes but if there is an earwig anywhere in sight I’m standing in a chair freaking out!
3. I love to play games on Pogo.com but anytime I choose a game room that has a number in the title it has to be a multiple of 11.
4. And everything in my life is dictated somehow by 5′s and 11…including my birthdate (5/22/77), the time my daughter was born (2:22), and my son (12:11). My daughter was born in 1999 while my son was born in May (5). My adopted mom’s birthday is on the 11th. I could go on but I don’t want you think I’m weird
5. I ran away from all of my foster homes in my teen years. My social worker thought I was the wierdest child he had. Not because I ran away but because he could always find me at school.
6. I, purposefully, stuck my tongue to a frozen pole in kindergarten knowing what the end result would be.
7. I am absolutely, painfully terrified of aliens. I refuse to believe in them because they just scare the shit out of me. If you haven’t seen the movie, Fire in the Sky, I suggest you do. But don’t plan to sleep for days!!!
Yesterday’s appointment went awesome!! Kevin and I really liked the doctor. He talked through everything with us, asked our opinions, and treated Austin like an adult and not a small child. He said the reason that we got sent down there was because Austin’s upper GI showed what could be atrophic gastritis. The technicians in our town wasn’t sure if it was or not because the x-rays are really hard to read. So to play it safe they sent us to a specialist. He said in the 20 years of practicing medicine he has never seen a child get atrophic gastritis and he feels that in pediatrics it just doesn’t exist.
So we discussed the treatment plan that Austin is on now, which is taking a Prilosec before bed. Austin has had no problems at all since he started taking the Prilosec. So we are going to keep him on it for two more months and then take him off of it. At that time we will watch him and see what happens.
I feel that the problems that he was having was due to intense stress and anxiety over the possibility of having to return to his mother’s house. I think Kevin feels the same way as does the doctor. That sorta seemed to be the consensus. Since Austin now knows that he does not have to return to his mother’s we think when he gets off of the Prilosec he’ll be okay.
The doctor said that if his symptoms show back up to call and let him know. He will review the upper GI and possibly order more tests to see what needs to be done next. We aren’t worried though. We feel that we have a good handle on this.
On a side note: The drive absolutely kicked my ass. I forgot that driving aggravates my problems with my girl organs. And of course, all but like an hour of the driving yesterday I did cuz my husband sleeps if he drives and he hates driving in the city. So I’m home today. I took an IB800 at like 6 but I think it’s already wearing off. The Lortabs are looking good!!