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Saturday, March 7, 2009

*Life---You can’t make this crap up.

Baby Rocket Dog our sweet Airedale terrier. She's feeling pretty good here.
Thursday Patrick had to have a molar pulled. A root canal had already been done on the tooth and the root got a crack in it. Our wonderful dentist, Dr. Bafaloukos, took him in immediately. He had a rough time getting the tooth to come out (our old teeth are ornery) so Pat was feeling some pain after the Novocain wore off. He still was hurting on Friday so took some pain meds prescribed. I made him stop the pills at noon, because we had signed up for a “Love & Respect” marriage conference for Fri-Sat and our Friday class started at 6:45pm. Since I can’t drive at night I didn’t want him to fall asleep at the wheel. He soldiered through by just taking lots of Aleve, but was still in pain. We decided to take the dogs with us & leave them in the car (and check on them at break time) because Baby Rocket Dog had eaten Hooties whole meal the day before & was having stomach upset in the form of diarrhea. Well, when half time came we went out to the car and boy were we in for a treat….Baby had gotten sick all over the back seat. Oh what a stink! Thankfully we had our super ASPCA seat protector on the back seat, and a comfort pillow on the passenger seat, so no damage to the actual seats. Needless to say, we did not return to class for the night. We were wiping up what we could and folding up seat covers while tending to the pups too. What a mess. The drive home was making both of us sick from the fumes. When we got home poor Patrick finally got to take another “real” pain pill and he washed the dog’s in the bathtub while I did a better job on the inside of the car. I parked it outside in the parking lot with the windows down to air out. Do you remember this car? It’s the one that looks like trash now because the back bumper is a mess. My doggie-totin’ Subaru is now a true redneck car! This morning we were planning on going to part 2 of "Love & Respect”, but decided after Friday night that we’d better stay close to home and Baby. She was still a bit sick. Not only that, but Pat was in major pain from his pulled tooth. I took the car seat covers to the Laundromat at 6:30am & got that task finished and got home to a suffering husband. I called Dr. Bafaloukos’s home & told his wife that we suspected that Patrick had a dry socket. Doc was out hiking but his wife,Lynn, said when he got back she’d tell him & she was sure he would want to meet us at his office to pack the socket. That is what happened. At 4:00pm I got to be the chauffeur & in about 5 minutes the hole was packed. In that amount of time, I went back out to the car to sit with the dogs and as I opened the redneck mobile’s door I smacked myself in the left eye. That’s my “good” eye, the one without the protein blob and glaucoma. Yes folks, I gave myself a black eye. Perfect.

*“Life--You can’t make this crap up.” Mary Kay Place on “Pushing Daisies”


Noah the Airedale said...

Crikey, you can't take a trick at the moment. Sure hope Patricks tooth problems are sorted and poor BRD. I hope her tummy probs are over soon too.

Denise x

reliv4life said...

my goodness - I am so sorry! they say when it rains it pours. I pray this is the end of your downpour!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Cassie... when it rains it pours (so they say)... Sounds like a rough weekend. Hope the upcoming week is MUCH better. (It couldnt' get much worse, huh?)

We're on the road to Arkansas this morning so I will just pray that your week ahead is much better.


Anonymous said...

Sure hope that everything is improving for you guys.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh my goodness you two have had a horrible couple of days....really, it is amazing you were able to even write this!!!
I hope you are both resting at well as the dogs too.
Hoping you all feel better soon.

ps. you could have gone to your "respect" meeting w/ the black eye and blamed it on Patrick. :)

Me said...

Talk about a few rough days! I have experience dry socket..and it is oh so painful! I do hope that your love is feeling better since the dentist packed that hole!

As for the black eye...tell them the bandit that beat up your bumper socked you in the eye with his can of wax! :)

And puppies with upset stomachs..I am beginning to wonder if it wasn't for bad luck, if you would have any luck at all!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Wow! You have had a rough day! It can only get better, right?!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Daisy said...

Aw...Cassie, I'm so sorry to hear how things have been of late. My goodness! Sick hubby, sick puppy, and a black eye! Sheesh! I'm for crying Uncle already, eh? Sounds like you've had more than your share of bad luck. Here's hoping things will be looking brighter for you very soon.


okay okay... my simple getting locked in the car is nothing. Oh.. boy.... If these events are not a test of respect and love.. I don't know what is. I think you learned more from these events than the conference.


Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh my...Lacie here...Um..well...(Lacie turns her head so nobody can see her giggle...) are things in ur neck of the woods? Fragrant, huh???


(Lacie gives up on not giggling....)

Oh but I bet ur peeps were mad!!!

Sounds like there's a lot of that nasty stuff going around, Guys!!!

Hope that dry sockety toofers is feelin' better...we've heard they hurt sooooooooo badly!!!



Um..I think they sell air freshener at the store...Eau de BRD???

John Poole said...

Hey Cassie,

Wow! That was a real "perfect storm" of everything that could go wrong -- simultaneously going wrong!

Of course, it only takes a few days before it all seems very comical, but at the time, such events are anything but fun, aren't they?

Hope this upcoming week is a little less complicated for you!

- John

DogzRock! said...

Hey sorry to hear about that.
I am now following your blog!!!


Jen said...

Yikes-what a crappy turn of events. Hope today is better and Pat is going well, and BRD too. :)

Shellmo said...

cassie - you poor thing! It can only go up from here!!