This post may not be the best for the squeamish, and if these photos gross you out, my apologies in advance!
In August while I was at BlogHer my husband called me and told me that #5 had an abscess in his mouth. When I took him to the dentist when I returned home (of course it happened over the weekend) the dentist took an X-Ray and sent him straight to an Oral Surgeon. The Oral Surgeon took X-Rays and decided that a tooth needed to go in order to curb the infection. So, he pulled tooth number one. Unfortunately a few weeks later, he had another infection which a round of antibiotics cured. And then the infection came back again. At this point we knew we hadn’t gotten to the “root” of the problem and the Oral Surgeon performed oral surgery number 2. He opened up his gums around the infection site. This surgery revealed that the infection was in the other tooth. The other tooth couldn’t be saved so tooth number 2 had to be pulled as well.
It’s been a long, frustrating and sad roller coaster ride. No 5 year old should have to have 3 oral surgeries over the course of 3 months. Even if he was a complete trooper with a ready smile and sunny attitude.
In the end we found out that the reason he had an abscess is because his nerve was hit during a routine filling and it killed the tooth, unbeknownst to us. When he complained about his tooth hurting FOR MONTHS, I took him back to the dentist and they said he was “teething”, that his 6 year molars were coming in. I told #5 to stop being a whiner. Months later the infection came to a head and this string of dentist after dentist appointments and surgery after surgery began, and this mama feels so badly.
I found out that #5 was not being a whiner and he’d been in pain with an infection for months, and ALL as a RESULT of a filling gone wrong.
This mama is having a hard time NOT being angry, but at the same time, she’s just so happy that the infection is gone.
WISHING YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
I have so much to be Thankful for, and right now I’m so very thankful that my “baby” is healthy, and I have a warm home and a big family full of love and lots of good food to eat.
What are you thankful for?
Wordful Wednesday is like Wordless Wednesday, only WITH words. It’s for those of us that can’t contain the chatter, but in a good way.
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