Friday, May 9, 2008

My poor baby!


Last night at 1:30 am, Mike and I heard a crash followed by Jake crying. He had been sleeping in Madi's bed with her, so I rushed down the hall to find him in the 5 or so inches between the bed and the wall (near the window). I picked him up and took him to our room, where I said he could sleep as long as he could be quiet and still and go to sleep. He tends to be a poor sleeper, he's a very restless sleeper and sometimes cries in the night about his legs hurting ( a story for another time). At one point before going back to sleep he said his teeth hurt. I asked him if it was his grown up ones that are coming in and he said yes. I said "It'll be OK, go to SLEEP!" (remember it is 1:30 am!!). He whined a little more and fell asleep. This type of thing is not a rare occurance in our house. Fast forward to 6am where Jake is awake again and has now peed in my bed. I (still very tired) say, "You can get in the tub later, just take the wet things off, put on dry ones and get a towel to lay on." He whines some more and says he can't, so I drag myself out of bed to get him towel, but now I'm up so I might as well get him right in the tub. This is the point at which I look at him for the first time....there is dry blood on his mouth, his lip is swollen and his teeth don't look right. For one thing, there aren't as many as there used to be and the front top two are sort of dangling. AAAHHHHHHHHHHH! We called the dentist at 6:30 this morning and he was able to get us in at 8. Jake now has three missing teeth on top (in addition to the two he already lost on the bottom). He had Xrays and has no bone damage and his grown up teeth are up there and fine. After the dentist I lavished him with treats including a baseball tee that he's been wanting, a ball/sprinkler toy, and lollipops and popsicles. (He deserved to be alittle bit spoiled...he was very brave and had been through the ringer...and it shows!) We even made it to the Mother's Day Tea Party at preschool where the teacher read this poem that Jake wrote...

Favorites by Jake
My favorite thing about my Mom is...when she cooks
My Mom's favorite color is ...blue
My Mom's favorite thing to do it...read to me
My Mom is so funny when she...dances!

6 comments:

Leisa said...

Poor baby, spoil him all you want he needs it!! Hope you have a non exciting boring weekend. Call me if you need anything!

Emily said...

Poor guy! I'm glad he's okay now. It's nice that you got to hear that poem after what you had just been through. Happy Mother's Day!

Tiffany said...

Well, he has quite a story to tell!

KS_Mommie said...

OH JULIE! I'm so sorry to hear about Jake! That is one thing that I'm so fearful of, they are going to knock their teeth out! Remember when Stephen Stefanski did it?? I was so upset that I've never forgotten it! And his were his adult teeth! Jay's adult teeth got knocked out when he was a kid too! He has a permenant bridge now where they used to be. What a great poem by Jake! It's great that you were able to still go and hear it.

crispy said...

I hate those mouth injuries. We have had too many of them.

Poor thing, hope he is feeling better now.

cmdoyle99 said...

What a brave boy! (To say nothing of mommy!!)