Monday, November 17, 2008

Landy the Toothless Magoo....

OK.. so...Monday night.... 5 minutes before I was supposed to leave for work, Trafton brings a screaming Landon (covered with blood) and says he knocked out his teeth... Ya see.... he was riding his scooter and he fell. The handle bars of the scooter was at a 90 degree angle and he came right down on top of the handle! He split his gum all the way up and his left central tooth was facing backwards... gross. We took him to the ER to make sure there wasn't anymore damage to his palate or lip and we tried to move his tooth back. ER didn't do much other than make us wait 5 hours and tell us it was only his tooth and gum. No sutures or anything. So we called our dentist, who is an angel, and he walked me through pulling it forward and back into the "socket".... hardest thing I ever had to do because he had already been through soooo much and he looked at me like I was the devil incarnate! It went back in but within 30 minutes it had shifted back a bit. I took him in at 7 am and we tried holding it in position for an hour and we took an xray. He fractured his bone (the bony ridge) and the tooth wouldn't hold. :( We ended up extracting it rather than making him try to go through a surgery that may not save the tooth. And when we got the tooth back, it had a huge piece of bone on it. GROSS..... AND so so so SAD! Anyways, he was a trooper and it looks like his actual tooth took the brunt of it and his permanent tooth won't be affected.... hopefully. We may just have to cut his gum eventually to help it drop down but for now, he is still tearing around here like it never even happened. So for those who HAVEN'T seen our toothless wonder... here he is! And I won't show you the before picture .... it is REALLY nasty!
Anyways.... that is why I haven't been blogging much lately... dentist, doctors and surgeons OH MY! Mason is bitter that he lost a tooth before him... go figure, right? Sorry about the ugly pic... I can't find my camera charger for the LIFE of me!! AGH!!
Thanks for all the kind phone calls and emails!! We love you!

3 comments:

Krista Nash said...

Oh Kristin ... I am SO SO SO sorry Landon and you had to endure that! I don't know how you found it within you to even try and touch the tooth. You're a stronger woman than I. I'm glad his spirits are back to normal. This makes me thankful I have girls. :)

Cindy Tobey said...

Awww...the poor little guy!

Donna-chelle said...

WOW! My teeth hurt just thinking about what you described. What a trooper. Aren't kids amazing? One minute they are screaming and the next minute they are fine! I can't handle pain like that any more. Give me that padded room any ol' day!