Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Harlie Lost a Tooth

I am at school with Harlie today.  She was finally 100% better and returned to school yesterday (Monday was a school holiday). Cooper is back at school today as well (he got it, too).  I got to exercise yesterday for the first time in a while and I think we are all happy again. Except for Tom, who has been in a grumpy mood lately. 

I have a couple things I want to tell you about. I might break this into two posts, so check back soon.

First, Harlie lost a tooth the other day. I had no idea it was even loose. Tom gave her meds on Sunday night and showed me that her HME was bloody. I thought that was strange, but didn't think that much of it. 

Then in the morning, I noticed that the cuff of her pj sleeve was bloody, too. Huh. Then I saw her wipe her mouth. So I asked her if her mouth hurt, and she looked at me and then pulled her lip down to show me her missing tooth. 

I knew there was no way she swallowed it. She gags on the smallest lump of oatmeal!  So I checked in her bed. Nope. Then checked the floor. And there it was. I think she must have pulled it, or fished it from her mouth and then threw it.

This is not her first lost tooth. I think she's lost a total of four during surgeries. And then Tom pulled her top tooth back in September. But that was because her dentist told us that it was loose. 

It just feels weird to wake up and have it be out without any notice. This is just one of those "little things" that kinda stings. I guess I have to start checking her teeth. You'd think I would notice when brushing her teeth. But I didn't. 

Luckily we go back to the dentist in February. Her one top tooth (the very first one she lost that was a casualty of her jaw surgery in 2009) still has not come in! I thought for sure it would have shown up by now. And that one is the one that will make the biggest difference in her appearance. Of course. 

Okay, that's it for this one. More soon!
~Christy

2 comments:

Susan said...

Ainsley lost a tooth this week too! Since they first started signs of being loose I've been checking them. And this last one was in her mouth and suddenly started bleeding a bit(I think it got bumped) and I had to pull it myself, which I could barely bring myself to do. It's a bit frustrating....yet one more thing to do that kids usally manage themselves. I'm looking forward to the new teeth coming in, but am also nervous what the permanent teeth might look like (for Ainsley.)

Tracy said...

Wow! Already? That's pretty neat. I know Maggie is still waiting for her teeth to fall out. She so wants the tooth fairy to come. LOL

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