As suggested by Blogger, I tried the new format. I do not care for it. I found everything except how to put a new post on. Kind of important. I just switched back to this format and I will look at it again when I can give it my full attention ..... maybe.
My computer refuses to download the pictures from my phone. I have some really good pictures of Bo and company I wanted to share. Bo is growing at an alarming rate. Puppies eat a lot and poop a lot. He has probably tripled in size and no longer has the soft round body of a puppy. Meaning he weighs between 3 and 4 lbs. Not big at all, he just looks so lean. Like a fat baby learns to walk and all of a sudden the baby isn't round anymore. He is starting to grow some Yorkie whiskers on his face.
One side of the face is growing faster than the other side, so he looks a little like he might have a tooth infection on one side. He doesn't of course. I do. Have a tooth issue. I had been ignoring it through the quarantine, knowing I would have to deal with it eventually. The pain was just occasional and seemed to disappear overnight.
Then last week, I woke to a throbbing mess of a mouth. The entire left side of my jaw hurt. From , the tip of my nose to the middle of my chin, then forming a triangle of agony back to my ear. Even my inner ear sent out stabs of pain. I succumbed to the pain and made an appointment with my dentist. I couldn't even tell them which tooth it was. They all hurt at that point.
The night before the appointment I dreamed that it was ALL my teeth on the left side and he pulled them all. I guess that would make my nocturnal movie a nightmare. I still have my lower wisdom teeth. Having lost a molar on each side in my teens, the wisdom tooth had plenty of room. The upper wisdom teeth have been removed. I only have one upper molar with a crown and the lower molar and wisdom tooth both have fillings.
I was prepared to have him yank it out. I was, in fact, looking forward to the bite of the needle that would numb the pain. That should tell you how miserable I was as I waited my turn in my vehicle to have my temperature taken, then be escorted through the back door, like some illegal abortion of my mouth was about to occur.
But, no numbing, just blasts of cold air and cold water, then X-rays to find the offending tooth. The dentist, a nice young man, advised against extraction. He suggested a root canal and another crown. He gave me a referral to an Endodontist. Where was the old man dentist with all his bag of tricks, like jiggling my cheek when he pushed the needle in? I don't know if I trust this very young dentist! Where is my pain relief I long for?
I have an appointment for the 24th of this month. I just dutifully swallowed my last dose of antibiotics and looked longingly at the bottle of Vicodin. From the day of my visit to day of the root canal is 26 days. He gave me 16 Vicodin with instructions to take one every 6 hours, with a dose of Ibuprophen at the 3 hour mark.
Do the math, this is a mere 5 day supply of pain management. How am I supposed to control the pain for that long? I absolutely had to take one after the visit. All the prodding and poking along with blasts of cold air and water really woke that tooth up. I have been popping those pills in half and only taking them when the pain makes me want to scream. Yesterday and today have been okay. But I am so careful with food and beverages, protecting that tooth lest I wake it up!