Friday, 30 December 2011

Looking Better–Natalie

Well what a day we had yesterday, I got a call from the hospital asking me to come in as Natalie was in a right state, I had to call Chris from work as he had the car so we both set off for the hospital together.

When we got there bless her she was in a state, both sides of her face puffed up and swollen and it turned out that they were going to have to remove a tooth as this was the reason behind the infection, it was at the root of the tooth she had had work on a year ago. Unfortunately they couldn’t put her to sleep and she was terrified. It wasn’t the thought of them taking out the tooth but the thought of them touching her face as it was so very painful.

They asked me if I would go with her but I declined and very nicely volunteered her Dad. I can’t bare to see my girls go though stuff like that and couldn’t even go with them for baby vaccines Chris always had to do it.

They tried to inject and freeze the area which left Natalie crying out with the pain, they left it a little while and it did freeze, they had to cut around the tooth then they managed to extract it, her Dad said the only way to describe it was by saying it was like popping the cork out of a champagne bottle as the poison in her face just poured out from where the tooth had been and it just kept on coming out. So some of the swelling has gone down.

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Natalie came back from having it removed with the doctor but not her Dad, he went quite queasy and considering he is a fireman and deals with some of the most gruesome of events it was unusual but he said it was a total different kettle of fish when it’s your own daughter your dealing with.

We left Natalie to get home and grab some rest before returning for the evening visit. When we got back to the hospital her friend was there and we could see that Natalie was unwell, she had been vomiting and she said that she felt very lethargic and very weak.

The smell of all the nastiness coming out of her is gross to say the least. We managed to get her lay down and back off to sleep before we came away.

We are praying she gets a good nights sleep and is much betting in the morning.

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51 comments:

Carol said...

Hope she is soon on the mend now Jak, hugs to you all. Carol x

Kimbo said...

She's certainly going through it. Hopefully now they know the cause she will make a quick recovery. Sending you all love and hugs. Kim x

Becky Sorensen said...

Oh poor Natalie. Sending her wishes to feel better tomorrow -I never took the girls to get their shots either, Keith always did!! I do not do needles and I never wanted to be the mean mom!!!

Mad Mary said...

She should be much better now the poison is out Jak, i was like that when i had the abscess's, it was instant relief for me when it burst and she should be much much better tomorrow. Good for you sending Chris in with Natalie lol. Bet he would rather be doing his job than doing that again.

Give her a huge hug from me.

Mary xx

shersl84bed said...

Poor girl. Thankfully the nastiness has been taken care of, and she can begin to heal.

Liz Burt said...

Have been following Natalie's harrowing experience, Jak. Poor girl, she really has gone through a lot. Glad to hear they have now removed the source of the problem and hope that Natalie recovers soon. Love to all.

Tammy said...

Poor thing, how awful! And mom thought it was an abscessed tooth to begin with! Why can't they listen to moms more often and save some suffering. Don't blame you for not going in with her but I'm certainly relieved to hear she's on the mend and hopefully, at the end of the swelling and pain.

Joyce said...

Oh Jak, what a time you've all had ... but so thankful to hear the news tonight. Let's hope that you can now all get some rest (and maybe a little sleep yourself!) and that by morning things will be much improved. Bad enough poor Natalie having the tooth out but then to start vomiting afterwards ... probably all the poison causing that. Hopefully you will see a different Natalie later this morning (it's now 1 a.m.) and we'll all be reading a happier posting from you. Love and hugs xx

debpaint16 said...

Bless her heart, she has sure been put through the ringer! I hope the swelling starts going down, & she can start to get her strength back!! Sending prayers!!!

Four11Lady said...

So glad they found the cause and took care of the problem. She has been through so much, poor girl (and you guys too) Continued prayers for you all and hopefully tomorrow will be much better for her.

ourmoi said...

Jak, what an horrific time Natalie is having. It's always much worse for us agents watching, and feeling helpless. We would rather change places with our child so as not to see themin pain.
I'm sure you will all look back on this Christmas as one you'd rather forget...plan something really special for Natalie's homecoming...we'll all raise a toast to her well being. You and Natalie's dad deserve a we year tipple too!
((((HUGS)))) to Natalie

Carla S. said...

Oh my word, Jak! What an ordeal for Natalie and all of you! I hope that she recovers quickly now that the root of the evil is away. Will look for more updates tomorrow.

Cricket said...

Goodness, what an ordeal. Poor girl. Glad they found out what was wrong.

THERESA said...

Oh boy, that must have been so sore, but at least it is out now and now she will just get better and better!!!
lotsa luv that side

Dawn said...

So glad they have got to the cause of the problem now & things should start to improve with the cause of the infection gone! Hope she's feeling better now!
Hugs
Dawn xx

June Nelson said...

Poor bairn she is having a right time of it, and so are mum and dad, aw what a shame. Hopefully today you will see an improvement and she hopefully will be home for the new yer, at least the offending tooth is gone so thats good, imt hinking of you all hunnie xxxxxxxxxxx

Trudie said...

Bless her. What an absolute nightmare. Its god to see from the photo that quite a bit of the swelling has gone but she still looks very unwell. Hopefully now the worst is over and she can just concentrate on getting well again.
xxxxxx

Dawn Frost said...

Wow Jak talk about a nightmare! I sure hope she's feeling better soon and the swelling goes down.

heidy said...

Hope she is soon on the mend now Jak, hugs to you all.
XXX Heidy

Pauline Harris said...

Jak, what an awful time you have all had. Send our love to Natalie. xx

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Oh my goodness!!! Poor thing! I sure hope that she feels much better! I know my hubby is retired firefighter/paramedic, and he said the things that bothered him were kids and family members. I've never seen him get queasy but me, I would faint dead away :O) Praying for your daughter, that she feels much better and all of you get some rest! Hugs! Leah Ann

Ali said...

Sooo glad Natalie is on the mend fingers crossed she'll be home soon for some cuddles and spoiling - it must have been a nightmare for her ((hugs)) - I did have to have a little giggle at her dad - my hubby is a fireman and the same happened to him (the wobbliness) when I had to have a cesarean - lol xxx

Greta said...

Oh poor Natalie. I hope today finds her feeling much better bless her. Love & hugs to you all xxx

Hamrow said...

Let's hope that now Natalie will be on the mend and soon home again with her face back to normal. Glad they discovered what the problem was and hope that when you see her today she will be feeling much better.

Eve xx

Pamela said...

Pleased they have got to the cause of the problem and hope you find her much improved today Jak.

Pam x

ladyannehoward said...

Oh bless her little cotton socks, what an ordeal poor Natalie has had to go through. I should imagine the pain was dreadful and it made my stomach churn a wee bit thinking about what she had to put up with. What a brave girl she is, hopefully it won't take too long for the infection to clear now, the thought of that mess draining through the mouth with make me vomit let alone feel nauseous, the poor lamb.
Sending lots of love and big hugs for you all...
Love ~ Lady Anne xx

Budge said...

Jak do hope when you go into see Natalie she is much better.

Sylv xx

Fluffles said...

What a time of it you're all having. Let's hope that today sees a big improvement not that they've got to the source, Jx

Jo Street said...

Hi Jak, I've been following poor Natalie's last few days and boy you've all been through it. Hopefully now they've found the cause things might start to improve for her. All the best.
Jox

Kathyk said...

YUCK - poor Natalie, let's hope she soon starts to feel the benefits of this tooth removal and that her face will soon resume it's normal shape too

Kathyk

carolscards said...

Ah Jak, so sorry for Natalie , I do hope she is feeling a bit better today , Ive been reading all the posts you have been putting on. Love to you all and hope for better news today.
Love Carol xx

Laurian said...

So pleased they've found the cause, Jak. I did wonder when you said it wasn't a tooth at the start as I had a bad infection from a tooth when I was young and woke up looking like a gargoyle! Fortunately my dentist recognised it and sent to to the dental hospital straight away.
It should go down and the pain subside now the poisin is draining - poor girl, I so feel for her.
Love to you all and may your New Year be less eventful!
x
Laurian

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

What a terrible time you've all had, lets hope that Natalie is well on the road to recovery now.

Sue x

Anonymous said...

How traumatic for the poor girl but thank God they have found the problem. I pray that she now recovers quickly!! Lea xx

Denise and Louise said...

Poor, poor Natalie - how awful for her (and you). Let's hope her recovery is now a rapid one.
Thinking of you all.
Hugs
Denise xx

Jean said...

Hope she is much better when you go in today Jak. You did exactly what I would have done, volunteer dad - used to get my mum to take the babies for their injections, couldn't stand them being hurt.

Sharon-The OKI StampQueen said...

How awful! I, too, am terrified of dentists-they give me strong med that allows me to know what they are doing-but I don't care or feel as much. Poor girl! Prayers for continued recovery--and fast! And for Mum and Dad! Blessings, Sharon

Linda said...

What a time Natalie is having. Hoping that now that the source of the infection has been found and meds given, Natalie will be back on track to a full and speedy recovery.

jordiegirl said...

Oh dear - she's certainly going through the mill poor girl. Have been catching up on your blog posts and saw she's in hospital.

So pleased to hear that they have now found out what the problem is and hopefully she is now going to make a very speedy recovery once all that nastiness has gone away.

What an awful end to 2011 for you all. Hopefully 2012 will bring you all a better time.

KraftyKoolKat said...

Glad they found out the problem poor lamb. Hope she is up and about and feeling back to normal soon Jak. Wishing you all the best for 2012.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Vee said...

Here's hoping that soon Natalie will be home again and all that infection she is having to cope with too as well as the pain is finally able to be treated. My daughter had the same thing and it's so awful to watch them go through the mill like that Jak.
All the very best for 2012 and hope no more troubles come to your door, you all have had more than your share this year. Hugs Vee xx

eva said...

Good luck and take care of your teeth

Linby said...

I've been following Natalies progress, thank goodness they got to the bottom of what was causing it. Poor thing, hope for a speedy recovery now.
Linbyx

My'scardcorner said...

Well hopefully Natalie will be eeling better today poor thing what an awful experience for her.
Myrax

Cally said...

Poor girl, here's hoping she's had a better day today. Hugs to you and your family Jak

ursula said...

Let's hope that is the route of all the problem and she is now on the road to the mend, she certainly has been through the mill and back with this and at Christmas tooooo, poor thing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers Jak, luv Ursula XXXX

Dazie said...

Bless her, I hope she is feeling better soon
Dazie
x

Andrea6760 said...

My thoughts and prayers are going out to Natalie as she battles this infection. What a trooper she is and hopefully now they can get the infection under control and start to relieve her pain! Sending *Hugs* and prayers for everyone and hope Natalie is soon feeling better!

Linda w said...

She has been through so much, I hope she recovers fast. I see from the post above she is back home...sure she'll get all the loving care she needs. Hugs lin

Tracy said...

Hi Jak,
I know first hand what pain Natalie has and is going through, but there will be release now that the poison is draining. Some years ago I got a cyst in my chin and it sat at the roots of my 4 front teeth. Before they could remove it I had to have four root canal fillings, I thought the pain and toothache was bad up to then but for what came next OMG. The dentist burst the cyst with the needle he was using to numb my mouth and released the poion into my face, I was rushed into the dental hospital as I didn't even have a neck shape anymore and my face was losing all it's features in the swelling. They cut me with a scalpal inside my mouth with out anasthetic, they did have to hold me down but there just was no time and then fitted a drain., then they operated to remove the cyst and then I recovered quite quickly.

I so hope Natalie gets back to normal real soon, sending her lots of love, hugs and saying some prayers too. Nobody can imagine the pain unless you've been there, it's a living hell.

Tracy x

Trish said...

I wish Natalie all the best for a quick recovery now that they have removed the cause of the trouble.
Chris is right when he said it is different when your own family are involved. I was a nurse, but I nearly fainted when they had to 'pop, my baby daughter's shoulder back into place after her Dad had been pulling her up by the arms from the cot - she thought it was fun to start with!!