Wednesday, February 20, 2008

My Dog Broke My Nose

Venturing into the absurd today....

No, that's not a lame excuse for not doing my homework (although I used it as something along those lines today and made someone laugh so hard another person came in to check on us).

Yes, I do believe my dog broke my nose. I don't know for sure - I haven't gone to the doctor (because really, what are they going to do? it's not visibly crooked and its not bleeding). In the most unfortunate bit of timing last night, I called my dogs into my bedroom when the hubby and I were getting ready to go to sleep. The light was off already, so I couldn't see if the lagger one had pulled himself off the couch to follow me. I bent down to pet him and give him some love... but realized that I wasn't sure which it was.

So I bent down again.

And Brandon whistled right then.

And the dog (still don't know which one it was, although I suspect it was the older bigger one - Bandit), such a well-trained boy, jumped straight up onto the bed.

And straight into my face.

I had a split-second thought of 'oh, nice soft doggy fur, this doesn't hurt.' Then excruciating pain ripped through my head and I felt a crack followed by a pop.

I tried to hold it together... but I felt myself staggering as I stumbled towards the light. Before I could reach it, I was wailing. Completely involuntarily. Brandon asked me what was wrong. "my.... nose.... dog... nose... think...broken" I choked out. He jumped out of bed and hugged me, as he kept asking what was wrong and what I needed. "Ice, need ICE" I said. He hugged me again. "NO, hug, ICE!" I yelled (i'm not very patient when in serious pain). He ran and got me ice. I tried to look in the mirror, but it literally hurt too badly to open my eyes.

Brandon returned with the ice - and some ibuprofen for my already-swollen face. Within a couple of minutes, one side of my nose had swollen shut. The other was just hard to breathe through. Today, my nose is still swollen and i've o.d.'d on ibuprofen to keep the swelling down. Luckily the black eyes aren't too bad, and I was able to cover them with makeup. I keep also having people ask if i'm sick.

No, I explain. My dog broke my nose.

Now lets see how long I can use that as an excuse....


Melissa McClure Photography said...

Oh no! I'm sorry you are in pain...but I want to see pics of this alleged nose break!

david & kimi baxter said...

oh man, i've had the nose butt from my pups too. thankfully never had my nose broke. hope it's okay! it was nice seeing you guys last night!

Melissa Koehler said...

Oh my goodness!! That is horrible Julia!!! Do you have a diagnosis yet?

Anonymous said...

That sounds soooooo painful! I'd use that excuse as long as possible!! Hope you are doing better!