Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Going to bed and waking up...

Donovan went to bed last night with all body parts functioning properly. He woke up this morning with a tooth that split in half. We get to go to Beaverton this afternoon for a tooth extraction. He really needs braces but we have put it off as the orthodontist said "X" amount of teeth need to come out first. These were baby teeth that needed to come out and the permanent ones needed to come in. Then these needed to be pulled before they could continue with the actual braces. His mouth is a mess. He has lost the teeth needed with the new ones coming in. Now everything just might be in order for the next step! Braces. For now though - we will deal with the split tooth. Bummer.

4 comments:

Eileen said...

sounds like something that would happen to me. oh the poor kid. that has to stink. hope he's better now without the split tooth - but hope he kept it. it takes real skill to split a tooth while sleeping.

Candace said...

No he didn't get to keep it. The dentist wouldn't let him. After having gauze stuffed in his mouth for a few hours he was good to go. He finally ate dinner around 8 p.m. last night when the numbness wore off. The dentist was surprised this was the first time he had a shot for numbing. Has the oral health of kids declined that much that a dentist would be surprised to have someone come in with a healthy set of teeth?

sticky said...

Oh My Gosh! However did he do that in his sleep?
I won't even mention the oral decline in my son's teeth. It embarrassing...

Wait, I blogged about that, didn't I?
darn it

Eileen said...

actually candance i think it declined in our generation. well on the east coast at least with all the additives put in the water. as far as today, i would imagine more people take their kids to the dentist - and more dentist fill and extract, etc. so it wouldn't surprise me that the dentist was surprised. one of my nephews had a baby tooth filled at age 3! even the old east coast dentists wouldn't do that. i'm glad he's better and was able to get the numbness out relatively quickly. hugs...ellie

I just love this picture! The beach...it's the place to be!

I just love this picture!  The beach...it's the place to be!
I think this was in 2004. It was Nephi's first trip to the beach. The boys were all so little! My have they grown.

Meet the Parents...Russell and Candace

Meet the Parents...Russell and Candace
It all started for us when Russell left for Cape Town South Africa on a mission. Candace felt inspired to write him - so she did! We wrote for 3 1/2 years. Candace came home from her mission to the Texas Houston East Mission and we dated for 5 months. We married in July 1994 and have been happy ever after!

Son 1...Donovan

Son 1...Donovan
Our 14 year old boy scouter, 50 miler bike rider, cartoon drawer, computer gamer, book reader, clarinet player, babysitter, 8th grader boy!

Son 2...Christopher

Son 2...Christopher
Our 13 year old, boy scouter, harry potter computer gamer, lego creator, imaginator, book reader, 6th grader boy!

Son 3...Michael

Son 3...Michael
Our 9 1/2 year old drama king, perfectionist (I wonder if he gets that from mom? lol), drawer of many things, 3rd grader boy!

Son 4...Nephi

Son 4...Nephi
Our8 year old keeper of surprises, leg breaker, book listener, lego creator, music enjoyer, 1st grader boy!