Monday, July 14, 2008

Teeth? What teeth?

So Mom Camp started Sunday afternoon.

We stuck the 8 year old and the almost 10 year old in their respective groups and adjourned to take deep breaths and watch Wonderfalls (which is as good the umpteenth time around as it was the first).

And then life happened.

The phone rang. It was the almost 10 year old's mom. The camp nurse had called her to say that, um, they were playing volleyball (the almost 10 years olds, not the nurse) and, well, it seems that in the process, someone knocked three of his teeth out.

Say what?

Three teeth? Just like that? When he'd only been there five hours?

Not to mention that his major sport is FISHING.

No matter. They don't start majors till Monday. And anyway, they're out (the teeth). Baby teeth, they think. Subtext: they hope.

Call the dentist, my daughter, the athletic training professor said. I called the dentist.

Dentist said, "I want to see him. Now. Go get him and meet me at my office."

So I did.

And happily for all concerned, they were baby teeth -- and no, he doesn't really have any to speak of on that side of his mouth now on his lower jaw, and yes, the other kid with the flying elbow said, sorry, and it doesn't really hurt that much, and can you please bake cookies tomorrow?

So things are pretty much back to normal. His aunt the athletic training professor baked cookies this afternoon, and this morning he went cheerfully off to fish (and bowl and play basketball).

And we are all waiting with bated breath in case the nurse calls again, as the 8 year old is actually majoring in volleyball.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh poor little chap. At least they were his baby teeth. Hope he feels better soon.


16 July, 2008  
Blogger Anne McAllister said...

Hi Chris,

He seems to have recovered completely. No ill effects, new teeth coming in already. He said this morning, "Sometimes I forget and bite down on the right side . . . and then I remember."

Thanks for your concern. Never a dull moment!

16 July, 2008  
Anonymous Dentists Plano said...

That was a relief! It was just his milk teeth. If it were his permanent teeth, then it would be a completely different story.

13 July, 2009  
Blogger Anne McAllister said...

Hi Dentists Plano!

Yes, it certainly would have been a different story. You should have seen the relief on my dentist's face when he realized. I don't think the 10 year old had a clue there might have been a problem. Happily there wasn't -- and he's back this year with ALL his teeth accounted for.

14 July, 2009  

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