Sunday, May 2, 2010

Last Monday Morning



Dear Juju, Perhaps it was because you weren't exactly dainty...


...and fell on concrete, the bathtub and gravel countless times...

...or perhaps it was just bad dental genes...

...or perhaps, it was both. When I noticed you had a loose front tooth, we took you to the dentist. He took an X-ray which revealed that it was broken above the gum AND that it was a Siamese twin in it's root system with the tooth next to it. The break was a potential source of infection and the pulp was already swelling. So, they both had to be extracted. We knew the broken tooth was bothering you as you favored the other side when you ate and you hated getting it brushed.

We found a pediatric oral surgeon who does this procedure all the time. We were glad they didn't want to use general anesthesia, but knew you wouldn't like being restrained. When we went for the consultation last Monday, we were a little surprised when they said the teeth had to come out immediately. You were so brave and it seemed that you were thankful to have the incessant pain gone.

Mommy and Daddy love you no matter what and are sad that you had to have this done. We're mostly thankful that it wasn't worse! We're getting used to your new smile, which will change again when you are 5 or 6 years old and your adult teeth come in. Thankfully, we are told, any speech problems that might arise from this usually correct themselves when the new teeth are in place. You are eating apples and normal foods again like a champ and it hasn't been a whole week since they were pulled.

We love you, sweet Juju, and hope you don't mind Mommy dressing you up like a pirate for Halloween for the next few years! xoxoxo




3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Awww... poor Juju! Poor mommy! She is still as cute as ever, though. :)

yarnsticks said...

that first comment was from me. :)

Deanne said...

Oh no!!! Poor little girl! I hope she continues to adjust well.