Monday, September 28, 2009

Updates on Jessica and Bella

In my last post we thought Jessica had broken a tooth... or at least it seemed to be cracked all the way across the tooth and we were hoping to get her in to see the dentist ASAP. Well, thank goodness Jessica's dentist was able to get her into his office the very next day. And the best news is that her tooth wasn't as bad as we thought! They were able to fix it completely. Look at that smile. She is so glad she won't lose her tooth!

Karl, Jess and Jennifer the dental assistant

Unfortunately Jessica didn't handle the pain very well and she became exhausted. We had a rough night that night and she didn't get to sleep until almost 9am the next day. We've had several bad nights recently and it's wearing on us all. Actually, three days after Jessica saw the dentist she got very sick; throwing up and diarrhea for a couple of days. Then I got it. Thankfully nobody else in the family got sick except that Austin felt nauseated and missed one day of school.

Now for an update on our kitten, Bella. As I wrote in my last post, Bella's stitches from her surgery (spade) came undone and got infected. Bella had to be taken in for a 2nd surgery to remove the infected areas and re-stitched. This time with wires. She got stuff stuck in the wires and we were worried about her incision being clean so the 24-hr emergency place suggested we get a baby t-shirt and put it on Bella. We got a newborn size, put it on her and it was HUGE! LOL! We got a large safety pin and pinned it. We also tied a knot in the end of the t-shirt so it would stay over her wound. This lasted about 3 hours then she was almost out of it so we ended up taking it off.

Karl went to PetSmart to purchase the special collar and even the smallest one was too big! Look at poor Bella, she could hardly even hold her head up much less eat or drink! LOL

Is there a kitten in there somewhere? (Brandon is trying to help her)

Are you getting the Disney channel or is that a lampshade from the wild party last night?

Fortunately Daddy is such a handyman and he was able to cut it down and reset the holes, etc.
What a silly little girl!

Here is a little video of Bella all decked out.

Here is Bella a few days later playing with an empty medicine cup. We took the video in the bathroom so she wouldn't run off like she usually does. She reminds me of Jessica... she doesn't let anything get in her way! That cone on her head didn't slow her down one bit. (If the video seems a little long (about 2 1/2 min), it's ok to not watch it all. Jessica does appear in the video several times and seemed to be competing with Bella for the center of attention. hehe!) Enjoy!

I am posting from the family computer because my internal Internet card went *poof*. We are going to have to take it in and see what can be done. Maybe we'll just buy an external Internet card. We just had to buy a new faucet for the kitchen sink because the old was leaked and sprayed water all over anytime we turned it on. Now the stopper in the kid's bathroom sink is broken. Oh, the joys of home ownership! Of course the laptop thing isn't a major crisis or a home ownership thing but it is important to me.... and to the kids. They want me to use my laptop in my craft room and let them use the family computer. LOL


Anonymous said...

Glad things weren't bad with the tooth - we had some exciting tooth adventures this summer too. I hope things are going well for you.

The Farmer's Wife said...

Nancy, I love catching up with you and your family on your blog. I always as your Mom about Jessica and I am always amazed to hear of her stength. I will check back often!