The Smile, Part One…

Today, our boy is less one tooth. Yesterday, it was taken out…what a day! He is also sporting a silver tooth.

Our boy’s teeth are so bad…so bad that three of them needed to be extracted, due to the amount of decay, and nerves being exposed. Sound painful, right?

It HAS been painful! Our poor baby J wakes up screaming every night because his teeth hurt. He is on prescription pain meds right now, and just given tylenol during the day.
The dentist has said that the amount of pain he must be in should be crippling, but our baby J keeps smiling and carries on like a little trooper…during the day anyways. At night, it’s a different story.

Yesterday, the right side of his mouth was done, and in three weeks, they will do the other side.
He was pretty upset, so I am not looking forward to it, but I will be relieved for him when he is no longer living in  pain.


  1. CaitlinandBrad on September 17, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Poor baby. Sounds awfully miserable.

  2. Musings from Kim K. on September 17, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    He's such a strong little guy. I can't imagine having that kind of pain and still smiling away. Josie's had 2 root canals and all kinds of cavities. Imagine what this would look like without any medical intervention? Makes me shudder.

  3. Debbie Sauer on September 18, 2013 at 12:17 am

    Bless his heart, he has been through so much. Hopefully he won't remember any of it ! Blessings

  4. jessica on September 18, 2013 at 1:34 am

    Oh poor sweetie. That is miserable. Here's hoping for some easier evenings, at least with less pain!

  5. dawn on September 18, 2013 at 2:00 am

    Poor little fella. He really is such a toughie. And now he can be a toughie who can get a good nights sleep.

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