One of those days

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It was one of those days.

Ya know one of those days when your horse tries to bite you not once but twice and then later on you fall, cut your lip and jam your tooth into your gums.

One of those days when a little girl really wants and needs her daddy.

So yesterday (Monday) the kiddos and I took a little trip to visit my parents. I had 3 days off from work and we hadn’t been to visit in awhile.  To completely honest I wondered if we should even go because Monday morning around 4 am Caleb woke up screaming and started dry heaving. It freaked him out more than anything, “Mama I choking,” and so I climbed into bed with him. He did it again a few times and finally around 5 am threw up.  I decided that we’d wait and see how he was doing before deciding about still going to my parents.  Well he ate breakfast and seemed to be doing better and so we packed up and hit the road, arriving to my parents around noon.

Later that afternoon we all went out to see the horses. Mom had mentioned that Gracie had been really possessive of my dad lately.  Well, possessive she is.  Angel has always been able to pet her and get close to her. Yesterday when Angel got close Gracie tried to bite her and ended up kinda nuzzling her head. Needless to say it scared the bejeebies out of Angel not to mention Gracie’s mouth was full of water and oats and so Angel was covered in that. Angel screamed cried for at least 10 minutes before settling down. We told Angel to not get close to Gracie because she was being so naughty. Well a bit later Angel was standing next to my mom and she wasn’t even really close to Gracie but Gracie moved closer to Angel and reached out over the fence for another bite/nuzzle on Angel’s head.

It all happened so fast that my parent’s didn’t even see it. Angel freaked out again and about a minute later Gracie bit my dad on the back because he was doing something with Buck.

Bad move Gracie. Gracie got a swift kick in the rear put in time out. Dad harnessed her up and took her to the training ring for some discipline training.

Unfortunately that wasn’t the end of our drama for the day.

Later that night we were enjoying supper with my parents and brother Jim. Jim’s wife Leana had just gotten off work and had come over so Angel went to meet her at the door. Angel came running back, tripped and went flying, hitting her mouth on a metal chair.

Screams. Blood. Yikes.

The cut looked really bad but I was more concerned about her tooth because it looked like two teeth had jammed up into her gums.  I called Ask-A-Nurse and they recommended going to the ER. Jim and Leana stayed home with Caleb so my parents could come along with me to the ER.  We were thinking the worst, that they would have to do something major to readjust her teeth.

But thankfully it wasn’t as bad as it looked. They decided to just let the cut on her lip heal on its own.   The doctor wasn’t concerned at all (even though her gums were bleeding and black and blue) and said he thought she just chipped a little off her tooth and that we should go see a dentist in a few days. (How bout tomorrow?) My parents warned me that they weren’t too confident in that particular doctor that was on call that night and so we decided we’d see how she was doing in the morning before deciding if we should head home.

Poor girl. She was so brave. At least until we called daddy and she told him she was ok. And then he told her he loved her and she broke down crying. It was so sweet and sad.  So hard on Daddy to not being there with us.  But thankfully Leana and Nellie were and they are the next best thing to Daddy. When we got back to my parents she cuddled up with Leana and a milk shake and finally about an hour later she was ready for bed and Nellie helped her get settled.

She woke up around 2:00 am and I gave her more Tylenol and she fell back to sleep pretty quick.  This morning her teeth looked alot worse and her gums had been bleeding more. I called the dentist and they were able to fit us in around 11:30 so we packed up quick and were on the road by 9:00 am.  Poor Caleb said, “Mama we didn’t get to go boat ride.”

Angel cried the first hour home but then finally fell asleep.  She was so happy to see Daddy when we got home.  The dentist took xrays and said that the piece of skin above her teeth was in fact torn a little (the doctor said it wasn’t).  The xrays confirmed that her tooth was jammed up and to the side and it didn’t fracture anything and it wasn’t loose. They decided to just leave it and keep an eye on it for an abscess on the gum or for it to turn black. Then we’d have to pull it.

Home now. Angel had more Tylenol, is slowly sipping on a very melted strawberry shake (strawberry milk?) and cuddling with Daddy. She says it hurts to talk so she’s just whining and grunting to try to communicate with us.  Kinda gross – but she can’t figure out how to suck up her spit so she’s drooling like crazy too. It’s kinda funny, she’s such a sweet little thing and she’s such a mess!

Oh ya, Caleb still isn’t feeling the best and now has had diarrhea since this morning. Oh joy. But it’s good to be home and in some ways a blessing because I have about a million things to sort through and price before our garage sale on Thursday morning. I was planning on getting all this done Wednesday afternoon and evening.  Ha!

And now. Pictures of course! But only a few close ups!

As soon as we got to town we stopped at the restaurant where my sister works for a snack. Caleb asked to lay down so took a little rest on the floor of the restaurant.

After our snack we walked over to a little pond and fed the ducks some crackers.

Playing at Grama and Papa’s before all the drama.

Heading out to see Gracie and Buck.

Petting Buck. You can just see the envy radiate out of Gracie, can’t you?

Gracie in time out.

Me and my little cowboy.

My little cowboy who won’t go near the horses.

At the hospital on Monday night.

Caleb finally zonked out after convincing Uncle Jim and Aunt Leana that Ramona and Beezus was the ONLY movie he wanted to watch! Ha!

Enjoying a milk shake with Aunt Leana. Nice pouty lip!

Today, around noon.

For those of you who were following along on Facebook, thanks for your prayers last night! And thanks to anyone for your continued prayers as her little owie heals.  It could have been alot worse and we’re thankful the pain should be subsiding for her soon!


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