Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Thankful Thursday: Update on Mama's Health



Hi everybody, it's mes, Giovanni!

Maybe you remember this post where mes told you about Mama's tummy issues and foot and asked for purrs and prayers for her? 

Well, hers foot is pretty much back to normal finally! 

AND the doctors think they figured out what be wrong with Mama's tummy! It seems to have been a two-fold problem, Mama told me. The severe heartburn hers was having was actually being caused by the prednisone hers was taking. Hers switched back to hydrocortisone (yes, it comes in a pill!), and about a week later, hers heartburn was nearly gone! Hers is very happy to not have heartburn everyday nows!! 

Mama also tested positive for something called Helicobacter pylori (H pylor). Many humans have this bacteria in their tummies and never know it because it doesn't usually cause symptoms. Mama is just one of the lucky ones, MOL. That is what caused Mama's tummy ulcer. 

Hers is now on a bunch of antibiotics and acid reducers for de next two weeks. One of de antibiotics they has hers on makes her feel bad, so hers hopes the two weeks go fast. After de meds, they wait for two months and then test Mama again. Sometimes de infection requires multiple rounds of treatment. Mama hopes she gets lucky and it will all be gone after one round!

In any case, we is quite thankful that Mama has a good doctor who listens to hers and investigates when there be a problem. 

Mes and Tylan has been giving hers purr therapy. We is sure hers will be back to new soon.

What do you be thankful for today?

We is joining Angel Brian's Thankful Thursday blog hop.

Thankful Thursday


  1. We are so glad that your Mama has a good doctor and that your Mama is being proactive about her health problems and tackling them head on! Thanks for joining Angel Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  2. We're happy to hear your Mama is doing better.

  3. Good to hear that the health problems are being sorted out and your Mama is doing better, Giovanni!

  4. I am glad the doctors are getting your mama's health problems sorted out.

  5. Glad things are going better and she has some answers. That's the problem with so many medications - they cause even more problems.

  6. We are glad to hear your Mama is better - we are sure your continued purr therapy is a help too !

  7. Thank you for the update. I am glad her foot is better and her heartburn is gone. Is she taking a probiotic with the antibiotic? If not, that may help her feel better. XO

  8. I am very thankful you finally have some relief from all the pain. That was awful to read and I know it was beyond awful for you to go through.

  9. Glad that your tummy troubles are being dealt with and hopefully no longer will be troubling you in the near future.
    And hooray for no more ouchies in your foot.

  10. We are so glad your momma has such good doctors, and it sounds like things are really looking up for her, health-wise. We are continuing our purrs and prayers for her!

  11. YIEKSS!! Wee missed this post Miss S an Giovannian Tylan! Miss S wee hope you are feelin MUCH bettur now!! Meddycationss REALLY can mess with Hu'manss tummiess! An H=Pylori iss no joke!! Pawss crossed you will not need mroe treetmint.
    ***purrss*** BellaDharma an (((hugss))) BellaSita Mum