28 April 2009

dental drama

Patience lost her first tooth on Saturday. It's been loose for a while, and the new one has been growing in behind it. We've been wiggling forever, and Daddy finally was able to yank it out before bed. Saturday Patience also developed an abscess above her top front teeth. You may remember from early photos that she had serious decay on the front teeth and had to have them capped. Evidently an infection developed inside, so Monday we had an emergency dental appointment that took care of tooth #2. Almost too much excitement for such a short time. The tooth fairy has been very busy. Actually, she hasn't been busy enough. She forgot to show up last night because she was so tired, but she won't make the same mistake tonight. Here's our girl now.

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Theresa said...

That is a lot of excitement! What did she have done for her infection? I had something similar happen YEARS after a front tooth injury.

Peter and Becky Bowersox said...

They put her on antibiotics for a few days and kept the tooth they pulled. We had to write a note for the tooth fairy so she would know what happened.

Hi. My name is Alanna. said...

The tooth fairy has been caught in Australia and unable to make it back here before sunlight, sick herself, and I forget what all other reasons she's failed to make it to our house on time - but it's been humorous coming up with reasons. Sometimes I've just traded out money once they woke up. :) Once Skylar wrote the tooth fairy and asked for $3 - I forget why - but it was so cute. And of course, the tooth fairy wrote her back. We don't do Santa or the Easter Bunny, but the Tooth Fairy remains. Zeke and Patience have matching missing teeth!