4.09.2011

Catching Up

I have 3 days of adventures to catch up on.  However, they will have to wait.  I am still not 100% and I am so tired.  Since Lucy can't go to church right now (her ANC # is 300) I hope to get some blogging done in the morning.  She had two days of radiation last week that I have not reported on and we had a wonderful day as a family fishing and enjoying the sun (Lucy stayed out about 1.5 hours and then went inside vomiting due to the effects of the radiation).  Once again I am going to bed so incredibly thankful for a day of great memories made with my family.  Wow!  It was wonderful.

Before I sign off tonight I wanted to share our night time adventure.  We left my parents around 8:00pm.  Lucy started vomiting as soon as we got in the truck.  So we get her out, cleaned her up and drove home with Jack screaming the whole way.  Once we got inside we got them both to bed and I realized (in my super-tired state of mind) that I had forgotten to hook up Lucy's TPN and flush her other line.  So....I cleared my mind and put my nurses' cap on.  I then went to the medicine room and gathered my supplies.


After getting her settled back down, I went to the bathroom and brushed my teeth and began flossing.  Suddenly, something went flying across the room just barely missing Erik's head.  I knew instantly what had happened.  The crown on my front tooth that had started wiggling while Lucy was in the hospital had come off and I sent it flying with the floss.  Seriously!  Like I have time to be going to the dentist right now.  It's not like I can call in late to work.  St. Jude doesn't really work that way.  And to make matters worse, when the tooth went flying it fell underneath the door jam and settled on the sub flooring.  No joke!

So....here is the door jam that was busted apart with a crow bar at 9:00pm tonight.



Here is the crown that went a flying.


And here is what is keeping me together tonight. 


 Geez!  If anyone knows of a dentist who will do a house call on a Sunday, please let me know.  I seriously have no idea how I am going to get this thing repaired.  And let me just put to ease any doubts you might have.  I DO look absolutely ridiculous walking around without my front tooth.  It's so bad that when I was taking the pictures above, Erik calls in "please don't take a picture of yourself like that."  Yep.  It's that bad!

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23 comments:

  1. Poor Kate! Doc is out of town or I would see if he could recement it for you. On the bright side, I am so proud of you for flossing! ;) You KNOW I had to throw that one in there!
    So glad you had a good day. Hate that Lucy has been vomiting :(

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  2. You poor thing!!!! Gosh, like you aren't already going through enough. Good luck on finding a dentist tomorrow!!!! Praying for your family and your sweet girl!!!

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  3. I saw a message on a local church sign this morning while I was driving into town. It was, "Even in the valley, God is good". You and your family was the first thing that came to my mind. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  4. Oh, Kate! You poor thing!! I really am going to pray that someone really does know a dentist that makes house calls. In light of everything going on in your life, I imagine that you are just like...oh well, my crown just came off. oh well, my door frame is destroyed. :) I'm sure that you are just a beautiful without that crown! Bless You!!!

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  5. I lOVE this post!!! THIS is normal and funny and I hope it made you laugh! I'm imagining you with a missing tooth in my head! I Love you all so much!

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  6. Bless your heart, I am so sorry! I hope you are able to get it fixed quickly!

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  7. Oh what a mess...I have lost crowns at times where there was not way to fix them...I remember my sweet dentist meeting me at his office on 4th of July..Praying some dentist contacts you that he can fix it on Sunday

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  8. Oh my goodness. Kate, I've moved you to the top of my prayer list. Hang in there and take care.

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  9. LOL! Bless your heart! Sorry to laugh, but it has happened to me before too. It IS quite embarrassing! It makes you feel like a hillbilly walking around without one of you front teeth. I know how you feel. I don't know of any dentists that might see you on a Sunday, but I suggest calling around in the phone book because most of them have emergency numbers or an answering machine that they check or an answering service. SURELY someone will help you. I AM glad that you all had a nice day out in the sun. I hope you get in touch with a nice dentist who will help you out today. Love, hugs, and prayers always! Donna Turnage

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  10. Kate you're a flossing maniac! I have always loved reading your stories because I relate to them so much. Love you, praying for you all!!

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  11. Kate- I do hate that that happened to you but i have to admit that I FINALLY laughed while reading your blog. Dr. Baddour might fix it for you. Call him up!

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  12. O my goodness! I feel your pain. Two years ago I was riding in the car with my husband when I took a bite of an apple and my right front post/crown broke off at the gum line. Not fun. I'll be praying that your schedule will open up for you to get your tooth repaired...

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  13. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. If I knew an on call dentist I would surely pass him y our way :) Good luck with everything!

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  15. Kate,
    Call your dentist or any dentist for that matter...it is a quick fix. Someone should be willing to meet you at their office and take care of cementing it back in. A few weeks ago I had a similar mishap that left me looking like a hillbilly. My own dentist had just had his office painted and nothing was where it should have been, but another local dentist was able to meet me at 9:30 in the morning and took care of it in less than 10 minutes! I was so grateful!! I am praying for all of you!

    Terri

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  16. My dad is dentist. I am sure he would do whatever he could to help.
    My number is 485-0668. His name is Steve Fergus

    Ellen

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  17. I go to a christian dentist in Germantown. his name is Pat Person, 681-0777. Call him and just tell him what is going on.he is a wonderful christian man, hopefully he can help you.
    By the way, I have been praying for all of you.

    Shanna Sparks

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  18. aw :( sucks to have all these little things go wrong when you have a big thing to deal with. praying for peace for you and healing for Lucy!

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  19. Oh goodness. I feel for you!! My front tooth is capped also, and it fell off while I was sleeping about 2 years ago (never did find it). It was 3 days before I could get in to have a temp one put on. I had to go to school & work without a front tooth. It was crazy embarrassing. :)
    Hope you can it fixed quickly.

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  20. Praying you can find a solution.....that does not look fun....so sorry. PRAYING!

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  21. Oh my! LIFE... the ups & downs, the ins & outs, the sobering & the laughable... what an adventure! Glad you are enjoying the adventures & blessings in each day :)

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  22. ugh!!! I am just shaking my head!! Praying this is resolved quickly for you!! However...thankful for time you all could share as a family! Praying for Lucy and your family.

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