Sunday, June 17, 2007

"Relaxing" Weekend?

I was planning a relaxing weekend.... I wound up leaving the cabin with youngest son shortly after 4:00 on Saturday headed to the ER. He and his older brother were on the jet ski and flew off and he tried to plant his face in the front hood. He has a gash on his chin, a sore nose and neck and managed to ram his two front teeth about 1/8 inch up into the bone that separates the teeth and nose. Fun huh!

We got to the ER around 5:00.... they put him in a neck brace and did a CAT scan and XRays, then left there at 9:40 pm for the Oral Surgery Center where the oral surgeon agreed to come in and do surgery on him that night. (What a doc!) We got home just before 1:00 am.

He's now on heavy pain medication but no black eyes yet and the wire on his braces is again straight. His nose and upper lip aren't as swollen this morning so that's good.

He can't chew anything harder than cooked pasta for 6 weeks, preferably all liquids for the first few days. With the super glue on his chin for his gash there, no swimming or baths for 5-10 days until the glue is totally worn off.

The oral surgeon is going to call his dentist and orthodontist on Monday for further follow up by them. He will probably need a root canal in both front teeth due to the blood supply being cut off to those teeth. $$$ ARGH $$$

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