Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tooth Update

The dentist visit is over. And Kaia did great. She was a little nervous, but was a good sport. They took some x-rays and found that the roots of the teeth are still intact, and there doesn't appear to be any damage to her permanent teeth. The teeth will continue to be gray and may even turn darker, because they are dead, the nerve is dead and there is some bruising and bleeding from the trauma to them. The dentist is going to leave them in, as her permanent teeth are probably a year away from coming in. We just have to watch for abcesses.

Thanks for all the support! I'm really not beating myself up over it. Kids do things like that, and I've never been one to worry to much over their owies. If they didn't get hurt, then they wouldn't be living life. I think kids should be kids, and that means some bumps and bruises along the way.

And, Danielle, thanks for the laugh! I know there are plenty of women who would say that and not be joking. There are also those that would say I lost out on any mother awards for weaning Kaia when she was 12 months old and Mo when he was 6 months. Luckily, my goal is to have happy, well-adjusted, creative and independent children. They may not give out awards for that, but the end result will be worth far more than any award!


Danielle said...

You're Welcome, heh. Actually, what you said about awards was what reminded me to do the merit badge post.

jennifer said...

I am proud of Kaia for being a trooper. My oldest lost hers accidentally at 4 and was snaggle toothed til she turned 6. I was SO glad to see those teeth come back!

Be sure to tell her I am proud of how brave she has been while healing and going to the dentist and all of that.

Dianna said...

Last two sentences...Amen Sister*!*

Art said...

Glad it went well!