My last month went well; really well, in fact. It was the second month without joint pain which is fantastic and this month I had a noted increase in energy. Not enough to the point where I could care for the kiddos on my own each day for a whole day, but enough where I wasn't in bed or couch bound and was able to perform more tasks than I was able to even just one month ago. Both Matt and I have seen a big leap in this. Dr. J calls them "blue sky days" and asked about how many of them I had this month. I really couldn't estimate how many as they seemed to be in spurts or moments each day instead of whole days at a time, but they were there! Blue sky moments! He was greatly encouraged as were we and he was enough encouraged to say that one more month of IV drugs will be it for me and then it will be on to the oral antibiotic phase. Yipee!
My next IV month will look exactly the same as last month so that means my tummy will be much settled (so thankful), and I'll probably just be worn out a lot and maybe have some headaches (but Dr. J had an idea of how to combat that and thought it may be a toxic thing going on on the brain causing them, so we'll take care of that). I'll have a phone consult in a month and after discussing it with the doctor, I will not have my line taken out until February. Even though I won't be using it for IV antibiotics, I will be using it for Lactated Ringer's solution which are super beneficial for flushing out toxins. I think it's basically just sodium chloride, sodium lactate, potassium chloride and calcium chloride in a fluid bag that hooks into my line - in short - electrolytes - the stuff they hook you up to when you get checked into the hospital.
So my excitement of taking a shower and a jacuzzi and whatnot...well, it'll have to wait. I understand the benefits and I can be patient for my health.
We are so excited that this is the last IV antibiotic month and are so thankful for answered prayers about that. Thank you for praying for us and please continue to do so! I'm not well yet and need your continued support through prayer. We are encouraged, though, so be encouraged, too! We wanted to share the good news!