Wednesday, March 31, 2010

double ear infection and croup :(

Izzy had a pretty nasty cold last week. We took her to the doc to have her checked out and the doctor said everything seemed fine. That she might have a touch of croup but it was nothing to worry about.  Well, by monday a touch turned into a full on slap. this poor kid has been hacking her lungs out all night long since monday night.

We were finally able to get her back into the doctor today. She definitely has croup but the doctor decided not to treat it with steroids since izzy's lungs sound clear. we also discovered that she has a double ear infection - though at this point it seems to be mild. That is being treated with antibiotics.

For once, izzy had a great time at the doctor's office. she was loving the blood pressure bulbs. But mostly she wanted to get at the used needle box on the wall. eek!
trying to distract her with kisses.
Checking out the equipment in the room. Do we have a future doctor on our hands?

'this goes right in the belly button like this...'
'oh! i dont think its supposed to suck out my intestines like that!' maybe medicine isnt in her future.
But daddy wanted to try his hand at doctoring and decided he would do the exam.

I think izzy misunderstood what type of exam she would be getting.

Here's hoping she recovers quickly.
As for me, my tooth still hurts. please feel sorry for me.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Novocaine is for sissies

And I am about as sissy as they come when you are talking about dentistry.

Today was supposed to be the final step in a two part process. But my dentist really likes me, so he wants to see me again next week. He so enjoys driving little needles into my gums that feel like dull butcher knives. He also likes to see me clench up, jump out of the chair and hang from the ceiling by my fingernails like a cat. He's a pretty nice guy, so I thought I'd let him have another crack at my mouth.

Actually, I was still having a lot of pain this entire week (initial procedure was last Tuesday). He removed my temporary filling to figure out why. But there was nothing wrong with my tooth. No swelling, no infection, everything was as it should be. He gave me about 4 needles of novocaine before he could really do any work. We had started with 2 but i could still feel everything.

The entire time all I could think about was how I'd rather have a med-free birth. I think I would rather slowly lower myself into a pit of fire ants than go through this procedure ever again. There are a gazillion nasty, cringe worthy things I can think of that I would rather do than have another root canal. I would even go to a NASCAR race with my husband if it meant I never had to have another root canal.

Thankfully I have made friends with my bottle of Tylenol with codeine. Honestly though I was hoping to be BFFs with Vicoden but I never was part of the cool crowd.

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