Right now i'm laying on the couch with my sweet little guy listening to his heavy breathing. Today he had some pretty extensive work done in his mouth. The dentist removed two teeth and put a space maintainer in where he took out one of the teeth. Also replaced the space maintainer he had already had in with a safer kind. And then (the part we didn't know was going to happen) he put an appliance in the roof of his mouth to expand it. I knew at some point this was going to have to happen I just didn't know that was going to be today.
It can always be pretty hard to have unexpected things happen when your at a Dr's office with your little one. At least for me that has been a hard reality that seems to happen often. I go to these Dr. appointments with Andon prepared for what I had expected and when things change I start to get a sick feeling. My nerves get messed up and my emotions start but I have no other choice than to hold it together. That sweet little person is watching me and Jared to see how we feel about it all. He is so brave and trust's us so much.
He did great today, as he almost always does. His mouth is swollen and he is talking a little different but they said that should only last about 3 days. They gave him this medicine to make him sort of drunk. He was so sweet when they called us back to get him. He was telling Jared and I that we were the best! :)
We have to put a little key into the appliance every night and turn it for forty days. Then we'll go back and see if it's wide enough. The hard part is that this could possibly tear open his palate. We'll just have to wait and see.
Please pray for my sweet guy. He has been through more in his short 5 years than I have in all my 29. And there is quite a bit more to go. After the forty days are over the Dr. talked about attaching another appliance to this one while he sleeps at night to help correct his jaw. Also, the time has come to get ready for the bone graft to his gum line. They will take bone from his hip for that procedure.
Let me tell you though. God has given Jared and I exactly what He knew we could handle. We absolutely LOVE this boy of ours!
Oh, he just woke up and asked me to watch Wall-E with him. Nevermind, he passed out again.. Sweet thing! :)