Somewhere in this house is a little wooden box with a sliding door. It fits in the palm of your hand and just looks like a piece of decorative wood, until you slide it open and you find....teeth. This is totally normal, right?
When Andrew was about six, our lovely cat Tasha had to have her molars pulled. We came home one day and found that one of her fangs was sideways, poking out, a bloody mess. So we rushed her to the vet and found that it was rotten and so was the other, so the vet pulled them both. Being a six-year old boy, Andrew thought these were really cool to see. So we kept them in this little wooden box, out of sight and out of mind.
We have a shark tooth that he was given at some point and something else...I'm not sure where the box is at present, or I would give you a better inventory.
Today - we have some new teeth for the collection.
Andrew's wisdom teeth were due to come out this month. He had an appt scheduled for Friday the 15th and he was irritated with me because he didn't want a Friday appt: "it will ruin my entire weekend!" But then he got accepted to USC and they have a reception in our city for all local future-USC Trojans on the 16th and I felt that it wouldn't be best to potentially have him swollen and in pain when he meets his future classmates, so I moved it. To the next Friday.
And he was irritated with me again. He wanted me to make an appt for him on a Tuesday or Wednesday. But I refused...Friday it was going to be and that was that!
Until about 4am this morning when I was awoken by Andrew digging in my bathroom medicine cabinet looking for advil/ibuprofin for this horrible tooth pain he was having. We actually lost our bottle of ibuprofin about a month ago and since I suck at life sometimes, I never found it or bought another...and poor Andrew was left to suffer. I evenutally found some in my work bag-yay mom of the year-but there wasn't a lot of sleep happening this morning for poor achy Andrew.
So I called the dentist first thing, made him an appointment for after school...but then he didn't make it an hour into classes before he was texting me that he was in too much pain to wait. I was able to bump up the appointment to 1130. And at 1135, Andrew called and said they were going to take out his wisdom teeth right now.
And just like he wanted - he got his wisdom teeth pulled today-a Wednesday. AND just like his lucky mom - they popped right out and they called me to come get him 15 minutes after they started!!! We cashed in some serious karma points at the dentist!
They gave him some pain pills and I gave him one soon after we got home and had put something soft in his belly, but that was that. He's had no pain, he's not swollen -NOTHING. Which is great since he has a choir concert tomorrow night and his men's choral group is performing for the first time.
Could he be any luckier?? I don't know how....but I'm really thankful that he is!!!!
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