Friday, November 28, 2008

Thanksgiving Torticollis

So Thursday morning, Launa woke up screaming. She was complaining that her neck hurt on one side, but she didn't have a fever, or seem sick other than her sore neck. I went upstairs to lie down with her, and we both fell asleep. I woke up first and had to start working on my part of Thanksgiving dinner, so I got doing that. When Launa woke up, it was more of the same. Screaming if her neck moved, and I had to hold her for hours. Poor thing. I thought it happened because she had slept funny on it overnight, but it wouldn't get better throughout the day. I decided that if it still hurt the next day I would take her to the doctor. It still hurt the next day. :( So it was the day after a holiday, and I called everywhere to get an appointment for her. Most places were closed, but I did get in touch with one office. They wouldn't accept new patients the day after a holiday. I resigned myself to having to take her to the hospital, when my father-in-law finally got through with the urgent care center across town (the one 1/2 mileup the road was closed). So I took Launa over to the urgent care center. The doctor looked at her, and said, "Oh. She has torticollis. Basically it's a cramp in the neck muscle, the only thing you can really do about it is take Motrin and put heat on it." Man! This is what I was tring to do the night before, but Launa wouldn't take the medicine, or let me touch it, let alone put heat on it! Oh well. She's better now, and I'm glad, but the poor thing was miserable over Thanksgiving.

On a lighter note, I had a really weird dream last night. This group I was in for some reason invited Tom Cruise to speak to us. He came, and we paid him in a Walmart card. Then we went to Walmart so he could spend it. They let Tom talk over the loud speaker. When we tried to buy fruit, the produce men told us that if we wanted to buy apples, we had to buy at least one piece of rotten fruit so that no one took all of the good fruit, leaving only bad fruit for the latecomers. We were really upset about that (obviously) so we didn't buy any apples like we had planned to. I remember looking at the animals in the fish section, but they had all kinds of weird sea-life like eels, and such. We told everyone how incensed we were that they tried to make us buy rotten fruit, and talked about how they are supposed to take a loss on rotten fruit, not try to force their customers to buy it...I'm not sure how it ended, I can't remember.

9 comments:

timpani76 said...

The rotten apple thing sounds like communism to me?

Sorry your kid had a bad kink in her neck! I get REALLY grumpy when I get those, so I imagine a three year old would be even worse!

Bruce said...

im not sure, but it probibly has some thing to do with your relationship with your mother. or your father. your dog? do you have a hamster?

The Marinator said...

Communism...yeah. I've been really mad about Communism lately. :) I dunno, that's not really a bad analysis. I can't think of anything better. Daniel told me he dreamed that he had only one eye last night.

Bruce said...

how about your car? are you and your car on good terms right now? do you feel guilt for rideing in another car? you know how cars can be. the batery in my truck died once right after i drove a rental truck for a while. that could have caused weird dreems. your sure you dont have a hamster though?

lizS said...

poor launa! and wierd dream. i dunno...no thoughts from me. just...weird, lol!

The Marinator said...

Ooh, we did take my mother-in-law's car to MO a couple of weeks ago when we were in town. Hm...

theefxman said...

When I was like 11,I had a dream that I was at the mall in south county. I was walking around and a space ship came down in the middle of the mall and the sesame street characters came out of it, and were all just like " whats up ".. then I went into the mall bathroom and was using the urinal and I woke up because my dads dog was licking my hand and I went back to sleep then I was back in the bathroom at the mall and this dude in the bathroom was like " where did you go? " and I was like " My dads dog woke me up " and he was like " oh " .. and that's all I remember ..

mean.gorilla said...

I'm glad Launa feels better.

As for the dream I can only say, you're so adorably weird. I love that about you.

kathy said...

Poor Launa!
As for the dream- Maybe it's because you and Grandpa and church in Ventura... One of these days I hope to see T C out and about town or even up at the church up the street. No.... As I'm driving by so I can roll down the window and tell him to get a real life!
BTW If you hear from mean.gorilla again tell her momma.gorilla loves her like a monkey loves bananas!