Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Where to start?

I have a raging infection in my left jaw from an abcessed tooth that was supposed to be root canaled but was pulled while I was in the dentists chair. I've been dealing with this abcessed molar for over a week before I ended up in said dentists chair.
When it was pulled, there was still infection present which proceeded to spread through my gums in sort of a ridge form, long ways and there is pus coming out of the extraction site and my jaw is affected, too. I can't open my mouth more than an two inches and I'm running a constant fever.

Right now I'm on some serious anti-biotics but may have to start IV anti-biotics to avoid going Septic (the infection entering my blood-stream) I haven't had the energy to post anything or even check my email until today and that was because I felt like I absolutely need to. A really huge Thank-you to all of you who've emailed me wondering where I've been, I'm sorry I haven't emailed back-I just got them today.

Hopefully, the anti-biotics I'm on will take care of this, I have a small drain in the extraction site-it's actually a rubber band but I can't open my mouth enough to see it but I rinse every hour or so with saline and you don't even want to know what comes out Gross, eh? Teehee-did I give y'all a good enough visual? If not, I could take a picture of it? LOL! Okay, I'm just kidding-it's really that disgusting but at least it's coming out and that's a good thing.

The pain medication is pretty strong so it makes me goofier than normal which can be pretty goofy.

Big hugs to all and I'll be posting again soon. I'll try and hit everyones blogs as much as I can, I miss you all <3



  1. Wow that sucks big time. Take care and I hope you feel way better soon

  2. I hope the antibiotics start working quickly and that you feel better soon!

  3. That sounds horrible! I hope it all hurries and leaves you alone soon. :)

  4. Oh no!! I hope you're feeling better soon!! Take care.

  5. You are living my mother's worst nightmare. She hates the dentist and is having tooth problems although not as severe as you are! Do take care of yourself and enjoy the drugs while you can! LOL

  6. Kristi...

    Im sorry to hear your jaw infection....tooth pain is the worst!! When I had my wisdom teeth out I wanted to die and be held like a baby...I was 23 so no one held me...it was pretty awful.

    Sending you hugs, get well soon..:)

  7. Oh my gosh Kristi I'm so sorry to hear your having such problems! I can't even explain to you how much I hate the dentist, so I was cringing reading your post. You seem in fairly good spirits though, I hope those antibiotics kick in full force and you're feeling better soon!

  8. Kristi-

    Girl, when it rains it pours! My husband would not even be able to read that post, he'd pass out! I always had to be the tooth fairy!
    I'm so sorry you're dealing with all this. I won't call. Obviously you won't want to talk. But hope you get well soon. Hope you got your Kindle Fire and have good stuff to read!

    Get well soon,

  9. Oh no!! I hope you feel better soon babe!! xoxo

  10. That is awful, and I hope you feel better soon ;)

  11. I hope the infection is killed and you start to feel better!

  12. *Texas sized hugs*

    Oh noes, hun. I'm so sorry to hear about this. I really hope you have a fast recovery. Rest up and be well. :)