Monday, October 12, 2009

Falling Apart

Hanging onto the remaining bits of my cold, I woke up Sunday morning with a raging toothache. Just been to the dentist and he's referring me to an endodontist. I managed to get an appointment with the specialist at 4 this afternoon, but cannot take any pain medication before then so it won't mask the symptoms. I'm not so convinced that I'm literally falling apart!

A bit of excitement this morning when Andrea let Daisy outside. Seconds after the dog hit the back patio, we heard her bark and cry as if she was being threatened. Sure enough, she was being chased by two of the biggest raccoons I've ever seen. We got her back into the house and one of the raccoons tried to get into the house behind her! Once we got Daisy settled, I looked back outdoors and saw one of the critters was standing on his hind legs in front of the back door as if he was begging to be let into the house! It doesn't look like Daisy was physically hurt by the raccoons, thank goodness. Sure frightened Andrea and I!

I got to sale at Joann's yesterday after the Bengals game. I bought a piece of wide backing and the batting for my boss' retirement/signature quilt. Bought a few other bits and bobs and headed home.

Managed to get the retirement quilt loaded onto the frame. Couple more decisions to be made - colour of thread and design. I may just go with beige/taupe thread since that goes with just about everything on the scrappy quilt.

Michael's over his cold, but I honestly think his lungs are worse the last week or so. He struggles more for breath even with the simple task of walking from one room to another. I can't convince him to use his oxygen any more than he does. It's tough to watch him struggle when he has tools (i.e. oxygen, inhalers, nebulizer) that can perhaps help.

We went out for dinner with Bev and Martin on Saturday night. They are both so depressed over Martin's health and their finances, it's difficult to know what to say to either one of them. Let's just say it wasn't a fun evening.

Counting the minutes until my next dental appointment .....

Hugs,
Cathy

3 comments:

animal lover, quilt lover said...

I know coons real well!!!! The coons would not have done that unless they were sick!!! That is not normal behavior for coons. Coons are afraid of dogs any size. They were sick with rabies!!! You can bet!!
Fern

Gina said...

I'm glad that Michael is over his cold but tell him to take care as these colds are hanging around on the chest for some time.
I hope you can get your toothache sorted That is the worst pain imaginable. I'd rather be in labour again than have toothache

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Piwacket said...

I am praying that God will hold you in the palm of His hand.