Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Very Quick Matilda Update...

No more drama with the braces wire for Matilda, it passed with no problem, x-rays reveal a perfectly healthy, intact gut.

She saw the Orthodontist yesterday and he replaced the wire with a heavier gauge one, fingers crossed that it won't break, it's unlikely. He also did her first big adjustment, she has had her braces on for 3 months now and the difference it has made already is quite significant. Her eye teeth, her "fangs" as she called them, have slipped into the place created by removing her two molars, it has been amazing to see how quickly her teeth have moved. He also complimented her on her excellent oral hygiene with the braces. Next appointment for adjustment will be November 19th, that's 10 weeks away.

Today she is in pain though...quite a lot of pain and her teeth are very sensitive. She can only eat soft foods so we have packed creamed rice and yoghurt (x2) in her lunch box for tomorrow. Tonight she had scrambled eggs for dinner...poor possum. I sent her to bed dosed up on Panadeine tonight, she was very wakeful last night...she has two more beside her bed in case she wakes in pain again. I don't really dose up on drugs at every little ache & pain but this pain is very unpleasant, there is no need to put up with it.

Thanks everyone for your care and concern over the wire incident. Thankfully the worst that happened was a night without sleep.

5 comments:

Kel said...

ahh good. poor thing , theres nothing like oral/facial pain, needs the big gun for sure, i remember braces adjustment days myself; not fun

kate said...

glad to hear it!

Lynda said...

I sure am glad to know everything is alright, but certainly feel for her with the adjustment. Plus, I think "poor possum" is a cute expression :-)

Lissy said...

Hooray for Matilda. I remember that pain...lots of mashed potatos & drugs - absolutely. Don't worry about her taking things, it's only for a short time & if it helps her then that's great!! Poor thing...ahhh, the joys of being a teenager?

Watercolor said...

oh ick. I remember braces pain. Hope this round fades quickly for her.