Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I've Been AWOL

Hi Everybody!


I think I'm back - for good this time. Had a toothache all week! I went to the dentist last week Monday, and told him that I was experiencing pain when I ate hot or cold foods. So he fixed a filling that had fallen out. He told me that he had to drill really close to the nerve and I might have to have root canal. Oh, no! The dreaded RC word! By the time the freezing had gone out of my jaw the tooth was hurting. It continued to hurt all week long. I tried to manage it with pain killers and oil of cloves etc., but nothing worked. In the end the tooth that had pained me when I ate hot or cold foods, was hurting me all the time! So I called the dentist yesterday and he sent me to a root canal specialist - need I say more? Now I have a hole in my tooth, an abscess that has to drain and I am still in pain! Also, I am not supposed to chew anything on that side of my mouth because food will get into the hole and prevent the abscess from draining. Am I making you sick yet? I have to wait two weeks until he can finish the rest of the root canal. At least he gave me a prescription for Percocet!

We not only had to deal with my toothache, but also with an ailing Oscar as well. We took him to the emergency animal clinic early on Sunday morning. I feared that he had a bladder infection and maybe some crystals as well. It turned out that it was only an infection - no crystals. After a bill of $365.00, we took him home with medications - which he refused to take. But there is more than one way to treat a cat! The way to Oscar's heart is through his stomach, so I bought him his favourite, most expensive food and I am crushing the pills and adding them to his dinner. He has faithfully taken each tablet with a smile!

I also finished his cat bed. I found a pattern on the internet, but did not use it. Instead, I made up my own pattern. I used some awful Red Heart yarn that was in my stash. Right now Oscar is too suspicious of me and he would have nothing to do with the bed. But Felix loved it! Mimi did too, but Felix wouldn't let her near it. When I first put it down on the ground they all sat around it as if it was a giant feeding dish! Wish I had my camera ready at that moment!


Not much quilting has gone on around here, but I did finish the Block Party block for this week. It is called, "Odds and Ends 2". It was quick and easy. And I really like it. The pattern was written for an 8inch block. I made that one in batiks. Then I upsized it to a 12inch block and made that in red, since I have Valentine's Day on my mind......

And here is a shot of Mimi in the bed with Oscar looking on. I am sure she is trying to tell him that it is safe to go in it. Aren't you girl?

"Meow! No way! I want this thing all to myself! Meow!"

8 comments:

nicolette said...

Oh my dear, toothache is awful, I know from experience. I had a lot of oral surgery and root canals.

I hope the pain will soothe soon!

Love your blocks Hetty and the cat bed. Don’t they catch the threads with their nails?

Pat said...

I hope you have no further trouble from that tooth. The cat bed looks comfy....and I always love to see photos of your kitties. Sorry Oscar had some health issues........and sorry you had a big vet bill because of it. *sigh*

The Calico Cat said...

My cats have 1 cat bed that they refuse to share. At least they are not bullying each other into moving on...

Barb said...

Sorry about your tooth ache, they sure can take all the fun out of life and out of your pocket book....glad you are getting it taken care of.

Love the cat pillow...

Vicki said...

Tooth aches can be nasty. They can be right up there with migraines. I guess because the pain is centered in your head it is really hard to ignore. I hope that this will pass quickly and you will be feeling better real soon.

I'm glad that Oscar only had an infection and it is treatable. Does he have to go on special food as well? Fergie our orange Scottish Fold has had urinary track infections in the past and she is on the special dry food. What is interesting is that Jordie also likes the special food so we finally just gave up and they both eat it. We figured it wouldn't hurt him and it was like preventative maintanence. Jordie also likes his Fancy Feast but Fergie is a kibble only kitty.

Take care and hope everyone will be felling better real soon.

LizzieJane said...

Oh dear root canals are just yucky. I hope you and Oscar will be on the mend soon.
x

Rinie said...

Sorry to hear about your trouble with tooth and cat.
But you have it all under control:both tooth and Oscar.
Tooth will take time, I know from experience, but time will pass and then your troubles will be over.
And sweet Oscar gets a new bed. Mimi is helping him in her own possesive way.
It is a beautiful sleeping pad, your cats are lucky, mine take up the whole chesterfield, the big chair and during the night: my bed!

em's scrapbag said...

Hope you and Oscar are feeling better. Cute cat bed.