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The Braces Are Off…The Teeth Are Out…

Michelle with her fingers in her mouth! When she was born, she even had a blister on her hand.

Because we were unsuccessful at getting her to dislike her two favorite fingers, we assumed Michelle would need braces someday. That day came, and many days (22 months) she wore braces, and had them removed on January 31. Just when we thought we had the dental drill down and done,  she recently got the real drill…a root canal! In addition, she had four of her wisdom teeth extracted yesterday!

We hope Michelle will get a break have her mouth quiet down for her soon. She has had some swollen cheeks, but she has been very cooperative when I have repeatedly put ice on her face. The doctor recommended ice for thirty minutes per side for the first 48 hours. We have rigged together two handkerchiefs/scarves that we tied together. The ice packs fit nicely inside, and then we tied them together at the top of her head. Not sure where we have seen this before…Norman Rockwell probably. It’s very old school, but effective.

It was a little bit like pulling teeth trying to get her to drink earlier, but she is feeling much better now! I enjoyed spoon-feeding her a shake. It’s hard to believe I fed her like that sixteen years ago. It’s even harder to believe that ten years prior to that, I had my wisdom teeth out! We praise the LORD for teeth, dentists, and that we have dental insurance that is paying some of this expense!

This was young Michelle (on sugar) acting silly with the stickers (on feet, dress, nose)! I tried to keep Michelle away from the stickers yesterday when she had her wisdom teeth out---as she was on drugs!

Here is a link to her new blog and her response to no more braces!

Some tortures are physical
And some are mental,
But the one that is both
Is dental.
~Ogden Nash

 

Thank you for praying for Michelle. I hope to see her wearing a big smile soon! She has been sweet, even through her pain. And they say tooth pain can be pretty extreme.

I’m thinking about posting this saying in the bathroom:

“You don’t have to brush all of your teeth…just the ones you want to keep!”

 

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