Another successful and uneventful day, which is a good thing. Ashley managed to have a regular bowel movement before her infusion today, which was good. I should note that she had been having solid bowel movements prior to starting. Her Sulfasalazine has been keeping her inflammation down.
Ashley’s infusion today was at noon. It was again just 1 fleet enema bottle, but it was a good paint thickness. By 3:30 she had some pretty strong urgency going on. She is a determined young lady though. She did use the bathroom but carefully evacuated only about half of her infusion. After that she felt better. She’s up and around most of the day, with the exception of the half hour she lies down on her sides etc to disperse the infusion.
At dinner time she said she had some sharp pains under her rib cage. I’m guessing it may be gas. She had a very high fiber day today, so that could be the culprit. It must have subsided because she hasn’t mentioned it since.
It’s 9:30pm now and she’s still holding the half. She continues to report an overall feeling of happiness and well being. It’s been terrific just to see the mood change!
COSTS TO DATE:
|Note: We are self-insured with a high deductible policy ($2500). Your out of pocket costs could vary based on your insurance coverage, doctors and testing facilities as well as the region you live in.
|Item||Actual Cost||Amount Paid|
|Doctor’s visit||$145.00||$0 (insurance covered)|
|Blood and Urine Tests||$1019.50||$331.24 (after insurance discounts)|
|Stool Testing||$454.71||$454.71 (no insurance discounts)|
|Follow up Doctor’s Visit||$145.00||$0 (insurance covered)|
|Enema bottles, heating pad, Probioplex||$97.16||$97.16|
|More Enema bottles, hospital pads, gloves||$49.68||$49.68|
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