Medical update….

Talked with the ENT today, he says that while my symptoms can be indicative of Meniere’s disease, the details don’t match. He does not believe that is my issue. Thank you, Lord.
However, (there is always an however or but) it is very possibly the amaikacin I am taking. I took a hearing test and my hearing is worse than it was in August when I had the test then prior or just after starting the amaikacin. He says it isn’t BAD, but it is worse than previous test showed. He ordered a balance test done which will be on Nov. 11. I hate those. Ugh!!!!!
We did talk some about the amaikacin and it’s permanent effect on hearing, but not in depth.
My friend and I left, made a stop by the Corner Market which is a grocery store that carries more of the unusual stuff than our locals and even Walmart…I found some rye flour, which is great since I had a lady asking for rye bread. I found some potato flour….I have a bread recipe that calls for that, and I found gluten which will allow me to use regular plain flour rather than having to buy bread flour. We can get 25 lb bags of plain flour in Hattiesburg, and I have several friends who go there frequently, not to mention my trips. The only place close by for 25 lbs of bread flour is Jackson and we seldom go there. Then we drove on to Columbia, about a 30 minute drive and stopped at a new restaurant for lunch–a place called Stacy’s Skillet. ((Hmmm)) It was very good. As we walked out the ENT nurse called wanting to know the name of the doctor who prescribed the daily antibiotics. I gave them the info and we came on home as my HH nurse was due here at 2:30.
When she arrived I told her about my visit so she draws blood for the trough on Amaikacin, then calls my pulmonary doc to inquire as to whether I take the Amaikacin today or no. As of now there is a hold on it…I won’t take it until I hear from my pulmonary doctor. I will still continue to Zithromycin until told otherwise.
Always something.
He did prescribe Zoloft for the constant ringing in my ears. He gaveme 50 mg of it which will probably knock me on my butt. I’m not starting it tonight, but will start it tomorrow night and will at least half it to begin with. Since I didn’t take the Amaikacin this evening, the ringing isn’t as loud so maybe by not taking it that issue will lighten up. It had gotten to the point it was affecting my mood and nervous system…making me want to scream and be bitchy.
So here we are…


Today I’m sitting at the computer working on the booklet for WMU and I hear a car horn, doors opening and voices outside. I jump up and run out the door here in the office to find a car stopped in the road in front of my house. As I walk toward them a young girl about Ana’s size and shape gets out of the back seat. In fact, when I first saw her, because of the jeans she had on, I wondered who Ana was with and why were they stopping her off at the road and not driving into the drive. Then I see a younger child get out of the front seat. My two dogs are out there barking and the little girl goes toward them with her hands then I’m out close enough to read the car tag and see the whole car and I say, "What are you doing?" The young girl, standing in MY yard now, says, "Trying to get my dog. " Wondering if I might have missed a dog I asked her, "Which one is your dog?" She points to Blaise.
I about lost it. I said, "That is MY dog. It is not your dog." She says, "That’s my dog." I say again, " That is MY dog, I bought her, paid for the vet bills now ya’ll just need to go on down the road."
About this time, the older girl gets in the car, but the child is still standing in MY yard …by the ditch, but still in MY yard. The adult leans forward so I can see her face and says, "We don’t want your dog."
I ask then why are you stopped in the road and your child standing in MY yard pointing at MY dog. I told her once again to move on down the road.
She again states she doesn’t want my dog and by now I’m a bit nervous since she isn’t leaving so I told her I could see her tag and if she didn’t drive on, I’d call the law, at which time the child got in the car and the adult drove off.

Maybe my dogs were close to the road. Pepper goes across the road sometimes to explore. Maybe they THOUGHT they hit one of them, but why not say so. Anyway, I went ahead and called the sheriff’s office and reported the incident. I told them I wanted them to know this had occurred in case my dogs came up missing or something else happened. *sigh(

I believe they thought they would get one or the other of my dogs. I had to laugh though, either one of them would need to picked up and put IN the car. Neither of them will voluntarily get into a vehicle unless it’s Pepper when we’ve taken her to the coast and she KNOWS we’re coming home. 😀 😀 😀