Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Gross photo ahead!

Okay, so Parker really isn't my only child but he seems to be the only one getting press lately. Unfortunately today is no exception - unfortunate because of the photo I feel compelled to share. Parker is one of those children that jumps instead of walks, runs full speed, and has very little natural fear. Yesterday that energy caught up with him as he slipped on his bunk-bed ladder and knocked a tooth loose. Part of his gum is gone and his right front tooth is now protruding down a little farther than it was two days ago. We saw the dentist within 20 minutes but she said it's still possible he could loose it - aagh! I'm not queasy about much, and I have no fear of dental work for myself, but for some reason this whole incident really gets to me. I know God is in charge of teeth, and I know this little thing is not outside of His control, but I still find myself wondering if I could have just pushed it back in a little farther or somehow otherwise prevented it. My pride, I know. Parker is taking it all in stride, but I would feel better if there was a bubble I could seal him into!
(Hi Mom! Sorry this is the first post to greet you on vacation!)

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The Efirds said...

poor baby! i know how you feel though. last sept naia our then three year old fell and busted open her chin. I felt horrible. she ended up having to have three stitches and i absolutely know that was the hardest thing i've had to handle with one of my babies!

rachel said...

Poor little babe. :( I hope he's doing alright.

Emmy said...

I got a bit squeamish upon seeing the photo. But worse things have happened to me, so I know that my trusted Fayetteville, NC dentist is used to such scenarios. I got my front teeth knocked off once because of a fall. I came to my dentist's clinic with blood all over my mouth, which I covered with a handkerchief drenced in more blood. I almost fainted when I got there! Well, what can I say? Fayetteville, NC dentists know what to do in such emergencies. I got treated in no time.