Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Steroid Infusions

I'm having the last one of my 3-day course of IV steroids today. I've had worsening MS symptoms with the latest one being optic neuritis. that has caused left eye pain, blurriness, double vision, and slow focusing. Anyway, Arnie takes me down to the infusion center, makes sure I'm settled in, then he takes Montana out for a walk. When they get back from their walk Jane, the infusion nurse, gets Montana a drink of water, then he plops down beside me and takes a nap until I'm finished and ready to get up.

The Infusion Room is such a nice place. They have leather recliners, blankets, cold drinks, candy, crackers, and a TV. Jane is so sweet, has worked there for years, and runs the program amazingly well. I'm there for about an hour and a half, which isn't too bad because some people have to stay there a lot longer than that. Everyone is nice and because of Montana, conversations usually center around people's pets.

1 comment:

  1. Isn't it great how a dog can break the ice? I bet he's very comforting for the other people there, too! I hope the steroids help your MS. A friend of a friend tried the bee sting therapy, and it worked wonders for her!