I'm behind with the blog posts and decided I should post an update.
Roy had his 5th inner ear steroid injection the day after Labour Day and Dr. Campos was pleased with how things were going. Roy was having mini attacks but nothing that put him in bed all day or caused serious nausea or vomiting. He made it to work every day with the exception of his appointment day and even made it to work that same afternoon. We went camping this past weekend with the kids and had a ball. Not once did I worry he would have an attack. I felt confident if he felt dizzy it was something that would quickly pass and he'd be okay. Neither one of us was disappointed - he felt great! It was like the old days and we were really hopeful that perhaps the injection would give him relief for a month.
Then on Monday Roy was feeling really tired. A combination of too much fun camping (it's a lot of work) and then staying up late Sunday night he felt really tired and his ear was sore. He started having bad vertigo the early hours of Tuesday morning and stayed home for the day. He made it to work Wednesday and again today but today he complained that his ear was very sore and felt full. It was to the point he couldn't hear out of his right ear at all so when I spoke to him I had to make sure I was on his left side so he could hear me.
We were driving home after work when Roy said he felt something pop in his ear and then nausea hit within a matter of a few minutes. I got him home and put to bed before going to get Jonathan but this time it was really bad. Violent spinning and severe nausea with vomiting. :( He's been in bed since we got home at 5. I just checked on him a few minutes ago and he's still dizzy. :(
Dr. Campos said to call right away if anything changed so I'm going to call first thing tomorrow morning. We were really hoping Roy wouldn't have to do a weekly injection because a) it's extremely painful and b) it's a weekly trip to Summerside. But we will do whatever it takes to get him better!
I'll post more later. Please keep thinking positive thoughts for Roy.