Wednesday, March 17, 2010
"Ready for Screws in Your Head?"
In the past I have mentioned that my pregnancies where very serious...I was SOOO sick. The doctors tried different meds to help me along during my pregnancy with Kalyn and one had the risk of causing teeth problems for the baby. Sure enough, when her baby teeth came in, two were missing. X-rays revealed that there were also no permanent teeth to come into those spots. So for Kalyn, it has been almost a life time of living with spacers or braces or "flippers" to keep those spaces open till the day it was time for permanent post to be implanted. Well, today was the day. We were both nervous as we gathered 9 sleepy children into the car at 7:00 this morning to get to town for the appointment.
I am so grateful for our dentists...and the one that did the post today is excellent. The posts basically had to be "threaded like a needle" to avoid damage to the other teeth roots. He did an amazing job. I stayed with Kalyn while Caresse (who has been sick, throwing up for two days), watched the children in the van. I parked the van right outside the window so that I could watch them and be with Kalyn. They just had to wave a hand out the window if they needed me (which was only once in the 2 hours that we were there.)
Kalyn was very numb after wards...she couldn't even feel her nose! She is doing pretty good now.
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This had been a long wait for Kalyn and we are so glad to have this part done. We go back in a few weeks for impressions and then a few weeks later we go back to get her new teeth put in. Kalyn has been so brave and is so excited that soon she will have teeth.
So, that has been our day.
It is really warm outside, so the children are getting some wonderful sunshine and exercise. I am going to join them with a book I think!!