Monday, July 13, 2009


I promise I will continue with our Wyoming Trip soon. I've been catching up here, and have also dived back in with Flylady (again).
If you've been following me on Twitter, you'll know that we had to come home early from a friend's daughter's quinceanera, because Fritter ran into the corner of the wall. He has a nice bump right above his eye, and though it didn't break the skin, it almost did.

This has been happening a lot recently. Today he was spinning Ladybug's exersaucer (she wasn't in it) and he slipped and hit his other eye on the bottom of it. He has blisters on the tips of his fingers, apparently from touching the hot stove.

Last Thursday, I noticed that one of Fritter's front teeth was turning a grey color. I read online that this can be caused by trauma to the tooth. The only time I can remember him hitting his mouth was a few weeks ago, and I didn't notice anything wrong then. So, I took him to the dentist today, who said that sometimes it takes awhile for the signs to show.

His tooth is grey and a little loose. I'm supposed to watch it for the next 4 weeks until we go in again. It's possible that it will heal, but since he's a thumb sucker, it could prolong it. It's also possible that the tooth will die and he will loose it. This is what I don't want to happen, but there's not much we can do.

This does explain why he's not been eating well, and perhaps why he's been so moody. The doctor also said that at night I should give him some ibuprofen, because when he lays down, the blood pools in the head (at least I think that's what he said), causing the tooth to throb. This could also explain why we've been having such a hard time with bedtime. *sigh*

My poor little man. I really hope he doesn't loose his tooth. I feel so helpless with him being all hurt. I half joked with my hubby the other night that we might want to invest in a space helmet to get him through the preschool years unmarred. ;-)

1 comment:

Jennifer in TX said...

We are about to say our Rosary in a moment and I will pray for little Fritter. Poor little guy. 2 year old toddler boys keep us on our toes, no? :)