Monday, October 1, 2007

the pitfalls of motherhood

yesterday, my precious 2 year-old fell and hit his mouth on the blasted marble windowsill. if we had traditional wood framed windows, this wouldn't have been so bad. he chipped one tooth and the gums of his front teeth are very bruised. i am sick to think that permanent damage has been done, but i'm waiting to see if they'll heal. i'm so scared that root damage has occurred and his teeth will die. what am i to do? the only pediatric dentist in town is so overbooked that i don't think they would get us in, and what 2 year-old wants to let a stranger touch their sore teeth? i'm just praying this will be one of those normal childhood injuries that heals and we don't have to endure more drama than the hour of crying and hours of gum bleeding that has already occurred. don't think i'm negligent, though. as a mom, you learn that running off to the doctor for every bump is more traumatic to the child and the wallet than just waiting it out sometimes. thank God baby teeth are like practice teeth. you learn what not to do during the trial run.

6 comments:

Kelly said...

poor little guy!

tinkerwiththis said...

poor j. you better hope he doesn't develop a gap and take on hunting with his dad. you know you'll never live down raising a hick. or at least, i won't let you live it down.

Shannon said...

haha too bad he didn't do something different and get a cool scar he can brag about later (guys are weird like that....although not wishing any scar making activity for him)

Anonymous said...

aaaaaaaaaccccccccckkkkkkkkkk!!! my knees are weak, my poor nino, my little bambino!!! [running screaming in circles, pulling out hair]
mamacita

G Grooveeeee said...

Oh...can i relate..my two year old son jumped off the couch and hit his mouth on a glass coffee table. After the crying stopped and the bleeding... he vomited and seemed to be ok. with in two days, his front tooth began to turn gray..THIS is what sent us to the dentist..It required a"cap" and fell out when he was 6..right on schedule. Hopefully by now you are seeing no signs of permanent damage...

morninglory kitsch said...

thank you!!! it's been 4 days now, and his teeth are still tooth-colored. no grey. the bruised gums are almost completely faded, too.