I just got off the phone with Chewy.com. About the last five months of the year they can’t seem to get Charlie’s most important (and expensive) heart medication in. It is called Vetmedin.
I have it on autoship, so they just automatically ship it to me. Now I’ll have to hope the vet can get it in. Because apparently, I was told, everyone gets it from one place. And they run out.
It is what Dr. Poteet calls a miracle medication for dogs with Charlie’s problems.
I woke up this morning feeling blissfully rested. That is rare, because I have to get up so many times with Charlie during the night.
Last night after I turned the light off I kept feeling this intense pain on the outer part of my face surrounding my right eye. I don’t know why it always takes me so long to figure out the origin.
I got up out of bed and took a Gabapentin, which I take occasionally for trigeminal neuralgia.
It’s much better this morning. But I took another one when I woke up.
Effects Of Gabapentin:
Charlie probably tried to wake me up more than he managed to. But the Gabapentin, taken with my other meds, had me sleeping more deeply.
Normally I wake up in the mornings feeling just about the same as when I went to sleep, but more achy. This morning I had the typical arthritis pains, but at least I felt rested. And that was such a wonderful feeling.
Charlie can’t manage the big steps going up to the bed much anymore. So I have to lift him up and down all night when he wants out.
I lie down during the day sometimes to rest, but he is so restless he won’t let me rest for long. It could be a side effect of the Theophylline he takes.
Then I’m grouchy and feel bad because I can’t be as patient. My goodness he has a lot going on and I’d do absolutely anything for him. But I can’t function well when my gas tank is on empty.
Sometimes I feel worn down to a nub. I just tell myself to put one foot in front of the other and keep moving.
When I wake up during the night most nights three fingers on my right hand are frozen and won’t work. Finally I will stretch it till it hurts and I can get some motion back.
It truly is hell getting old sometimes, isn’t it? Not for the faint of heart, certainly.
But life is precious and so is every day. I look for the positive and enjoy nature and my house plants.
It gives me a lift to see a new leaf or new growth on one of my house plants. Seems like such a small thing, but the small things are to be treasured.