Thank you so much to everyone for your concern for my mom over the past week or so. She went to the Dr. yesterday, and I was pretty surprised with how well it went. Of course I'm skeptical because I'm not sure I like this Dr. You may all remeber him from getting fired from taking care of Grammy....yeah, it's Dr. Yoo. I had no say so in where she went to start, but I can set her up with a second opinion....which I think I may still do.
Anyway, her Cat Scan report didn't show any obnormality in her chest like they originally thought from her Upper GI report. So, that was great news. It did show a moderate hiatal hernia which we knew was there already. Dr. Yoo didn't even mention the hernia until I asked specifically about it. That made me mad. But, he did change her medications a little, and we're going to see if that helps at all.
It is so frustrating trying to work with my mom to keep her feeling better. She doesn't understand the simple things like not eating greasy foods. That was one of the main things he focused on was her diet, and the first thing she said when we left his office was "Can we go to McDonald's?" I tried to explain to her that McD's is greasy food, but we nearly got into a fight about it. She told me French fries are greasy but burgers aren't. So she ordered a double cheesburger, and got a stomach ache afterwards...go figure. That's the very same thing she did the last time we left there.
Those are the little things that I wish she could comprehend better. So, we'll see how she does on her new meds, and keep our fingers crossed.