Saturday, October 3, 2009

Not a Great Week at the Parsley House...

Hello all, wish I had a more cheerful post today but I don't...

Thursday we were all playing at the house and enjoying Noah's first official day of fall break when we were getting ready to go upstairs to play in the playroom when Lilly fell on the steps at our house and hit her mouth. When I picked her up she was bleeding (not badly) and when she calmed down a little I was able to get her mouth open and we saw that her two front teeth were not in the same position as they had been. I immediately called our dentist who referred us directly to a pediatric dentist and we took her directly there. Long story short, after x-rays and an exam Dr. Scot Barbee (who is AWESOME by the way) decided there was no way to one of the front teeth and had to do an emergency extraction. We are still watching the other tooth and it may have to come out as well. So basically Lilly will be without her tooth until her permanent tooth later comes in. (The damage to the root, and bone was too extensive to leave it in place for risk of infections, etc.)

Lilly is actually doing fine. She has never acted like it hurt or it bothered her in the least. She is not even doing too badly with having to give up her pacifier and her bottle and sippy very suddenly. (Sucking would cause her gums to form a "dry socket" that would impede healing)

Mommy however has been very very upset over the fact that I was standing right with her and I keep going over and over in my head how I could have stopped her or caught her somehow even though I know it was just an accident.

Then today we get up out of bed and Noah has a 102.6 temperature and after a quick trip to the doctor's office to see Dr. Stewart she decides he has the flu and is waiting for a strep test to come back as well because he has infection in his ears and his throat is very very red and swollen. My poor poor babies!!! They are treating both the kids with tamiflu (to help Noah get over it and to help Lil keep from contracting it...)

Seriously? Isn't fall break supposed to be filled with fun outings to the pumpkin patch and such? Not emergency tooth extractions and instructions on how to keep from spreading the n1h1 virus to the rest of our family!

Sorry to be so cheerful today guys, maybe my next post with be fun and filled with cute pictures of the kids...at least I hope so!

6 comments:

Shanna said...

When it rains it pours, right??? Hope you all get back to normal soon!! Lilly cracked me up yesterday acting like nothing unusual had ever happened!!

The Butlers said...

Oh, Jessica, you all have had a rough few days haven't you? I didn't know that Noah had the flu...poor thing! And poor Lilly too. Hope things get better soon!!!

April said...

Wow, that's way too much to deal with at once. Bless your heart! Poor Noah and Lilly. I hope everyone gets back to normal soon.

Katie said...

Ok....I know how you feel. I was sitting on the side of the tub with Jaxen, when he was standing up, I told him to sit down, and as he was starting to sit, he slipped, and smacked his head on the side of the tub. I was completely histerical, and went nuts. (Thank goodness JD was home) I too took him to Dr. Barbie (We love him too!) and even though the root and all were ok, he chipped his front tooth. We could fix it...but I don't want to put him to sleep for an unnecessary surgery. I still blame myself for his fall considering I was right there, but it was an honest accident. I don't think anyone is as hard on themselves as a parent is when it comes to their children getting hurt. I hope both Lil and Noah feel better. Hang in there!

Lesley said...

I'm so sorry, Jessica. I know how sad this makes you. You really do have to go through more drama than anyone I know, but let's face it - if there were an award for the most outrageous kid stories/blog post you would win hands down!!!

Hope Noah feels better and hope to see you all at church this weekend! : )

Jeremy, Shauna, & Kennedy said...

My goodness!! I hope everyone is feeling better soon...Poor babies!!