Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A Year Ago...

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We have been given a prompt in our class to see what we
were doing a year ago by looking back at our previous blog
posts. Well I have not been blogging that long so I went to
my trusty Picasa and looked back at this time last year.

Interesting photo you may say ? This is an all around
head x-ray of our youngest son. This was the start of
his journey of Orthodontists and oral surgeons. Poor boy
has 2 missing teeth, never had them as baby teeth and
then one he had a baby tooth for has no adult tooth !
Then we find out just over a year ago that the 2 teeth
that were to come in next to the 2 missing teeth were
stuck somewhere and would not come through without
intervention. So we started the long process to help get
the teeth through which involved having braces on his
upper teeth, surgery to expose the teeth, having chains
attached to the exposed part and then 2 posts put in the
roof of his mouth to attach the chains to.
Sorry if anyone is squeamish, I am too and so this has
been hard for me to look at.

The good news is that the teeth are slowly making
progress, well one more so than the other one.
Another visit to the oral surgeon this week and now
another procedure to help the other tooth.
We of course have been having regular visits to the
Orthodontist on top of this and I have to say that our
son has been absolutely wonderful with all this and
the discomfort he has had to go through.
The good news is that the process is coming along, I think
quicker than we had been originally told. It hardly seems
like a year has gone by since we started this.

Time really does fly, on that note I encourage everyone to look back on what they were doing this time last year. Hopefully it will bring back some happy memories :)


ComfyMom~Stacey said...

I hope it goes smoothly for him. A friend of mine still has her baby teeth canines because there were no adult teeth behind them.

Linda said...

wow! Isn't it amazing what they can do nowadays! That is an awesome picture! Good luck to your DS.

debs14 said...

What an amazing post, and what a picture! It's so wonderful what they can do with orthodontics nowadays isn't it? Make sure you do a layout of 'before and after'!

Jools said...

Great post - I really liked this blog prompt. It's fun and interesting to look back to where you've been.

Oh, and I live in Swindon, UK which I know I read somewhere that you used to live (maybe on the round the world blog train thingy?).

Kathy M said...

Wow! It's been a long year of dental work. Hopefully it won't last much longer.

Anonymous said...

Hi there! I'm just stopping by to say that I'll be linking to you in the blog around the world trip!