Friday, October 17, 2008

A Day of Denistry

I took sick leave today so the family could go to the dentist. I sent my boss an email stating I was taking off due to the husband, myself and Sally all having dentist appointments. Sally, of course, is my mare. And the boss knows that but she's a horse person so she doesn't question it. How nice is that!

So first thing this morning, I took the husband and myself to the dentist. The husband needed to go about two years ago. But he's pretty stubborn when it comes to the dentist. I was gettin' my regular cleaning. They took the husband back first. I told him I couldn't go with him cause I had my appointment. He gave me a pitiful look and said, "See you later, if I make it." The dental hygienist gave him a look and said "oh, my." I said, "Yeah, he's one of THOSE!"
After I finished with my cleaning, I went across the hall and sat with the hubby. They were still deciding what all he needed done. The dentist came in and said it looked like the husband was uptight about being there. Yeah, that wasn't hard to tell! Discussed with him that they would work with him to get thru his aversion to dentists. We all decided that he would get an IV sedative at his next visit when a lot of the work is going to be done. The dentist said they would get him all doped up and he wouldn't have a problem. Sounds good to me!

After our appointments, we had to run home and pick up Sally. Of course, she was in the back of the far pasture and wouldn't come to my calling. So I walked out and got her. Decided to take Priss with us too. She needed trailer hauling experience and a lesson in patience. Got them loaded and headed to the equine center. Priss did well until we took Sally out. She had a moment of stupidity but she calmed down for me pretty quick. I went in after Sally was sedated. I thought she was going to drop to her knees. I really think the vet gave her too much. She couldn't even hold her head up. But we got her teeth floated and loaded. Got her home and put her in the stall. I'm surprised she wasn't drooling. She was so out of it.
I checked on her a little bit later and she made it out into the pasture to graze. But when I fed this evening she still looked groggy.

I just hope it helps us put weight back on her. Since she got really sick in January, we've had a heck of a time gettin' her to fill out. She's a fighter though so I know she'll get better.

On a side note, I had a dream we bought a new place. It had this huge barn. After we bought the place, we went up to the barn and opened the door. It was full of crippled horses! The last owner just left them! Just our luck, Home of the Crippled Horses. I told the husband about the dream and he laughed and said that wouldn't surprise him. Then later he looked at me and said, "Remind me to always look in the barns before we decide to buy another place!"

3 comments:

kdwhorses said...

UGH, I agree with hubby! I don't like dentists! I need to make our annual cleaning apts. and I keep putting it off!

Hope it helps her put weight back on!

UGH! What a dream! I have some like that every once in a while!

Train Wreck said...

Hey NOW! I work for a Dentist! We are really nice!! Truly! I never realized I would have to have such thick skin. I was lucky I never had a bad experiance with a dentist. So I didn't know to be scared. I have heard some horror stories though! Sad, shouldn't be that way. Sedated! What does he need done? Some N2O should be enough! (Laughing gas) Or just tell you doc you want a valium, for your hubby. Have him take it bout 30 min before his appt.You will have to drive him home though. Email me if you have any questions! I will come make sure they take good care of my brother in law!!
LOL on your dream! I think we bought the broken down ranch next to you!

ladyfi said...

LOL! I am scared stiff of dentists - really scared and just scream as soon as she looks at me. Think I'll have few valium next time I have to go...