Saturday, September 11, 2010

Tooth Update

Sorry for no update after the teeth pics...just been busy!!!
We went to the dentist. To say that Abby was unhappy is the understatement of the year. Stu had to lay in the chair with Abby in his lap. When it was time to look in her mouth, he had to brace her arms, while I held her legs. She screamed. And screamed. And screamed.
The conclusion is that not only did she break off about half of her tooth, she jammed the other part up and sideways into her gums. That just sounds so painful :(
Right now we are in a waiting game. We are waiting about 2 weeks to go back and get x-rays once the swelling goes down. Best case, the tooth comes back out on its own. Worse case, she can get an infection in her gum. And/or the tooth stays up in the gum. There was talk about fake teeth, caps, pulling teeth. I really just zoned out. I can only take one task at a time. So, right now we are waiting for the two weeks to pass.
Poor Abby is miserable though. We give her Motrin a few times a day. While napping today, she bit the inside of her cheek and bled all over the crib. She gets in these moods and is inconsolable. Luckily we live close enough to family that they can help out (I took her to my parents tonight to get more help).
It literally breaks my heart. Pray that her tooth gets better and comes back out on its own!
I have always liked the saying "God doesn't give us more than we can handle." I tried to look it up to properly quote it.
The true verse is
No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.
1 Cor. 10:13
Sounds even better!


Wiz said...

I am so sorry! Poor Abby. Hopefully these two weeks pass by fast. I know its got to be really hard for you.

Wiz said...

I am so sorry! Poor Abby. I hope these two weeks go by fast! I know this has to be hard for you.