Sorry I’ve been gone, I still have tasty food coming up for you soon and the Udi’s giveaway I’ve mentioned no less than 80 times (I’m super excited! Sorry, not sorry). I normally only really talk about food, but let me vent my super awful week, k?
Wednesday was a particularly awful day. I had to go to the orthodontist, but I don’t really mind that. The real problem was my cat Chester had some sort of eye infection and I had to rush from work, to the ortho, grab Chester, and run all the way across town. Josh skipped the vet because he had a migraine and by the time I got home, he was in rough shape. Right around bed time he started shaking and couldn’t form real words or sentences, so I brought him in to the ER. A few hours and shots later he was fine (phew!) but it was around 2 – 3 am on a weeknight.
Thursday and Friday were pretty uneventful (saw This is the End, which was a pretty hillarious movie!) and Saturday-day was actually really pleasant until Saturday night when the trouble started. One of my teeth hurt so bad that I couldn’t focus on anything. I probably looked like a child throwing a tantrum, just kicking and yelling and unable to complete any thoughts. Over the course of Saturday and Sunday, I ingested every OTC painkiller and probably ate an entire tube of Orajel. The only thing that made me feel halfway human was drinking cold water, so I’ve been extremely well hydrated! The absolute worst part about Sunday was that one of my super strength naproxen fell on the floor and Chester started chewing on it. If you have pets, let me tell you that naproxen is EXTREMELY toxic to cats! Luckily, our vet was open for emergency hours on Sunday and we got him in. My poor furry baby had to spend the night at the vets, ingest a big pile of charcoal, and was on IV fluids for 24 hours. Have you seen a cat on an IV? It’s super pathetic. Luckily, my sweet potato seems to be okay — just a few more vet visits and wrestling medication in his mouth 2x a day for another week.
By Monday, I was incredibly tired. Chester wasn’t around to cuddle with and my tooth hurt so bad I hadn’t gotten any sleep since Saturday. I made the oh-so-incredibly-smart decision to go to work while I waited for my ortho to open, drank a few glassfuls of Orajel, and proceeded to go immediately home as soon as humanly possible. I actually got out to my car and drove about 100 yards before realizing I left my cold water and Orajel in my office, and I’m pretty certain my head almost exploded in pain. Finally got into the ortho to find out it wasn’t from my Invisalign, they called the dentist and an incredibly sweet person overheard the phone conversation and gave up her appointment ( last of the day!) so I could get in.
My dentist did a simple test with some cold water, took some X-rays and told me one of my molars was dying. I’m pretty impressed he could figure out what tooth it was before the X -ray because my entire mouth hurt so bad that I couldn’t even narrow it down to anything but the right side on the top. He did a quick procedure to hold me and the abscess over and this morning I had an emergency root canal. Fun, right?
Writing it all out, I feel a little better and it doesn’t really look that bad. Poor Chester has basically lived at the vet’s office, I had to shell out a million dollars to pretty much every human and kitty doctor in town… but silver lining, we’re all healthy and relatively pain free now!
Well. Until the numbness wears off. Not excited for that moment, but right now I can’t feel any part of the right side of my face from my jaw to my eyebrows and today is going okay 🙂