Anne went in for a gastric emptying test yesterday. The test requires her to eat first, but that caused her to get sick during the test. The good news is that we got some meds in her fast. The bad news is that the test had to stop. The good news is that she did not get sicker last night.
The bad news is that she just got sick now . . . got to go.
Update: We are now at the ER in Jamestown. She got all the IV meds and is sleeping.
This is what happened yesterday. She got the meds and fell asleep. She also threw up all the food that the radiologists were supposed to track down in her system. So the test probably won’t produce any useful results.
The good news is that the docs think that the test will not be necessary to get insurance approval for a gastric pacemaker, which is the next plan.
Getting a gastric pacemaker will require us to go to Jackson, Mississippi sometime in the next few weeks. Getting there will be a challenge. It is a least a two day drive and Anne is rarely well for two days in a row. Flying during the Christmas holidays . . . well, you can imagine the costs. We can’t, of course, purchase tickets until we know that insurance will cover the procedure, which means the airfare will probably get more expensive by next week.
It seems as though we are always simultaneously working on two tasks (in addition to work and the like). We are pursuing longer-term treatments and all the logistics, insurance approvals, etc. for that and are interrupted in those tasks by almost daily visits to the ER (plus all the efforts made before she gets so bad she has to go to the ER).