I went to my Gastroenterologist today, and I went into some detail about the stomach and general digestive problems I’ve been having for some time now. He recognized what I was describing, and even had a worksheet of instructions already printed up with how to deal with my set of symptoms. He definitely said this problem was caused by my Parkinson’s medicine, Requip, and not by the Parkinson’s Disease, itself.
I was correct in my guess that my digestive system had basically quit moving things along, but apparently wrong as to the reason, as I thought it was the PD causing it.
Anyway, he assures me I will be feeling much better in a few days, and I’m to call his nurse Monday with my progress report. Hopefully, I will have a good report for her.
Daddy woke up this morning barely able to balance well enough to sit on the side of the bed without falling back over. It was much harder than usual to get him dressed, and I was glad when DH got there, so he could help me walk him to the kitchen for breakfast. By then, Frances had gotten there, and we cautioned her that he was very unsteady. When we got back this evening, she said whatever was going on earlier had passed by mid morning, and the rest of the day was normal. I don’t know if he had another little stroke in the night or not, but he sure was different for awhile this morning.
I’m very thankful I have someone I can leave Daddy with that I have confidence in. Otherwise, I probably would have postponed my own appointment today, and that would not have done either one of us much good.