Wednesday, May 20, 2009

who needs teeth anyway...right?

I always thought it would be Trevor. My seizure boy.











Having a smack-down with the ground. Resulting in lost teeth.











I was wrong...












VERY!











Busy in the kitchen. Being all June Cleaver. Cause I like making dinner for my fam. And eating it together. I guess I'm an old fashioned girl. Rockin' a nose ring.











Anyway...










I heard the blood curdling scream. And went running. Leaving the corn muffin mix sitting in the bowl ready to be stirred.










Honestly...my kids scream all the time. Over nothing at all. So I wasn't prepared to see that!








Bristel crumpled in a heap right outside the back door. I learned later...from Toby...that she had fainted there. I thought the accident happened there.







I picked her up just as she was coming too. And the screaming resumed. Opening her mouth wide enough for me to see.







All that blood!








The missing tooth...or teeth. I'm not entirely sure. I'm too afraid to take a good look. I'll let the dentist do that in a few...










Chunks...











Literally!













Chunks...of teeth were falling out the blood-er fall gushing from her mouth.









Of course I'm freaking out.










Trevor's inside screaming his bloody head off.











Toby's begging to go upstairs and pray! Guilty conscience I think... The racing was his idea! And quite possibly the tripping...











Jonathan's at work.











And our stupid internet phone won't work!












It felt like hours before I was on the phone with 911. Who came to the house. Much to our neighbors gawking glee.











Honestly...the 911 boys were of little help. By time they got there the bleeding was a trickle. Trevor was still crying. And they looked like they'd never seen a busted tooth kid in their lives.












Bristel was resistant to riding in the bus alone. So I told them I'd just drive her to the closest ER myself. I was half hoping they'd offer to lead the way. Since I've never been...











But evidently the recent vote down of their million dollar fire truck has their panties in a bunch. And they just gave me verbals...and left. But not before making me sign...screaming & seizing Trevor on my hip...stating I'd refused their help.











Ugh!












Anyway...












Bristel calmed down quite a bit. She was very brave in fact.











The drama began to wan. Jonathan came to pick up Toby & Trevy. And my mom made it to the ER to hang with me & Bri.











During all the insanity I called a girlfriend. Who recommended calling the dentist.












Duh! I know...right? How'd I ever live in Africa?!











So after sitting for an eternity in the waiting room...I finally followed her advice. And they agreed to see Bristel in the morning as an emergency case. I opted to not have her seen after all in the abyss of waiting. Otherwise known as every ER across the nation.










We gathered everything up and headed towards the car. Exhausted. And laughing. Cause that's how we release stress.












Laughing all the way until I spotted the tire. On MY truck.












FLAT AS A PANCAKE! (Jonathan says I've beat that line to death!)












Could it be any worse? I was feeling very Job in that moment. And fully expected to get a call from Jonathan that the house had burned to the ground...









::sigh::












I guess at least we're talking about her baby teeth...right? If I've heard that once...












And besides...who says a princess needs teeth anyway?











I may just write the next hot children's book...

14 comments:

Adesta said...

OMG! Poor Bristel! I can't believe she actually fainted! So how long did it take for your heart to return to a normal rhythm?

Haylee broke a tooth and we didn't even know it until months later....when we did finally notice it, Marissa was like, oh that happened months ago mom!! I was like...what!? Why weren't we told??? And of course we got the, "I don't know" answer....*sigh* My kids will be the death of me

kristi said...

GAWD..how scary. Let us know what the dentist says.

blogzilly said...

Man...you don't catch a lot of breaks, do ya? :)

If you wanna write a children's book, I'd gladly do the illustrations... :)

Holli said...

Oh my!!! Talk about one chaotic day!! Poor baby girl...

You know that saying, when it rains it pours!! Sounds kinda like my luck! ;-)

Hope the dentist has a good report!

(((HUGS)))

Holli

~Mama Skates~ said...

the next children's book - too funny! i can't believe she fainted either...glad she's ok now, but i bet that's a sight! & a flat on top of the ER drama?! wow girl, u soooo deserve a vacay!!!

xoxoxox,
sharon

JSmith5780 said...

So my bad luck from last week passed on to you, huh?

Seriously we all need a vacay!

baby trevor's mommy said...

Sooooo...

Dr. Teeth says it's too early...and she's way too swollen...to really know what we're dealing with. One tooth was completely knocked out. Another one broken. And a 3rd literally moved...it's pointing towards her throat! I'm sure I'll get some guff...but hey I'm mommy - I got rights! The backwards tilting tooth...and the swollen lips make her look like that long eared animal guy thingie from the new Star Wars movies. Ken...help me out! I have no clue what his name is...but she could totally be him for Halloween!

Worst case scenerio...we have infections or absessing. Best case...her teeth turn black.

Dr. D doesn't think we should pull the backwards tooth. Which I find barbaric...buuuuut...

She's been a champ! And is totally eating up all the attention! In fact...I think Trevy's going through center stage withdrawls...and Bristel's been doing acrobatics in attempt of keeping her spot-light!


My kids...they are a blessing. And a welcome comic relief distraction. I swear...Toby with the praying thing...


I'm still rolling over with that one!

Anyway...

...danielle

brendalynn said...

definitely crazy. like i said. you have amazing luck. and i really dont care if its catch-able, ill handle it... lol. im really glad bristels okay though. keep me updated pleeease! i love you

Abbe said...

poor princess! i have a "tooth trama" phobia. get it from my mother.... you'll have to ask her for the story sometime. *wink* maybe the pretty princess just needs a blinged-out grill to spruce up her grin 'til she gets her big girl teeth! i think she would rock it. :)

therextras said...

I am thankful that I read this after the dentist saw her. Awful.

I bet you could write the next HOT children's book. :)

Barbara

Sophie's Story by Elaine said...

OUCH!!! And why do these things always happen when we are alone with our kiddos?!?!

The backwards tooth thing...they can't push it back in place? That is what they ended up doing with Sophie.

Poor girl but hey at least she knows how to eat up the spotlight ;) Your kids are way too cute!!!

Colby said...

WOW! I certainly wasn't expecting to hear that story!!! I am so sorry you had to deal with it...AND be the only adult home...It sounds like things will be OK...

My only tooth story? My little Colby, AFTER getting his pretty two top front PERMANENT teeth in, was actually turned upside down while belted in his wheelchair by a fellow student at school!!! It broke part of his front tooth off...We tried bonding, but it didn't last and eventually broke off...So we decided not to put him through crowning,etc...Too traumatic for him...

The book idea? I think you should go for it!!!!

Take it easy...You deserve it!!

~Cyndi

Adesta said...

First, the creature your thinking of from the star wars movie is Jar Jar Binks. I love that guy..he's so funny...

Anyway, hope no infections or absesses set in. Those are a pain in the butt for adults to deal with, let alone a child! Glad to hear that she's taking it as well as she is. Kids are definitely more resilient than their parents, I think!

Margo said...

Oh my word! Stressy!! I wouldn't have thought to call the dentist either!
So glad you all can find laughter...keeps sanity at the forefront doesn't it?
Hope you all are unscathed now.