Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Bummer of a Day

I had my first root canal today.

Now let me tell you why this was a horrible experience for me.

1) I have a terrible fear of needles, needles in the mouth are worse, and drills are even worse than that.

2) Being numb on one side reminds me of when I had Bells Palsy (that was a terrible month and a half)

3) I had a nerve that wouldn't freeze ... and that sucked!

4) I can no longer brag about my healthy strong teeth.

The only positives were that my sweet husband was sweet to me while doing my dental work, I had really great girls help me watch Landon, now Justin might believe me when I tell him my tooth hurts.

Now that is done .............. Our Timmy update................

He started showing some improvement walking, but definitely not enough. He has now lost his sight, and most of his hearing. He has an appetite again, but I am still having to puree the food. We have 4 more days of medication and we have decided that we are going to give him a chance to improve over the next 4 days and if he is not well enough to live a fulfilled life for a dog then we will take him in for his final appointment and say goodbye. I am realistic, but still pray for a miracle over the next 4 days.


Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

I feel you on the needles! Probably mu biggest fear... bah.
I am sorry to hear about Timmy... we will be thinking of you &your family!

Gladys said...

I have had one root canal and I know it is not FUN! Love you!!

Lisa said...

Some day I should tell my horror story of a root canal. Everything that could go wrong did. It's an experience I will never forget. I had had some good ones but that one was horrible and it all started on the trip I chaperoned for MC when you went to Indianapolis and played in that competition. Our thoughts and prayers with you and the whole Timmy situation. Love you!

Dorienne said...

Didn't you ask for a Valium? I am kind of nervous when I go to the dentist. Poor Timmy. We will be praying for the best outcome.

Teresa said...

I'm so sorry about Timmy. You have a great dentist!

Da Costa said...

I'm so sorry to hear about little Timmy! So sad! :( We'll be praying for him. Love and miss you!!!

Peter and Mandy said...

Um yeah needles, I'm still not fond of them. I freak out every time they say I have a cavity...there was one time they didn't numb enough and I felt it...I screamed really loud!

Sorry about Timmy.