Thursday, July 26, 2012

Home Again

Well we are home again. Little B has spent the last few days in hospital having surgery on his mouth. Last year, he cracked a tooth on a Saturday night, so we saw an emergency dentist. Unbeknownst to us said dentist had very little experience in paediatrics and rather than fixing the tooth, end up damaging the tooth and all its nerves. Recently we discovered his tooth was dead as a result when he started suffering tooth abscesses and massive infections in his mouth (it's been a roundabout 3 weeks in and out of hospitals and on subsequent rounds of antibiotics).

The great news is that it’s all fixed now and oh so lovely to be home.

We are spending our days listening to The Water Horse and Paddington: Here & Now on audiobook, eating lovely fruit jellies, fruit smoothies and heavenly mashed potatoes (with lots of butter, milk and in Little B’s case cheese).

Our experience was a good one, the hospital staff were great and Little B came home with a bravery “award” for just hopping up onto the bed, lying down and breathing in the anaesthetic without any fuss. Helped that it was chocolate “flavour” :-)

But I also want to say a big thank you to friends and family who gave us some wonderful support – we had offers of ipads to watch movies in hospital (Mary Poppins was a great distraction), people come and make up beds so I could sleep with Little B now we are home till he is 100% recovered, offers to do our food shopping, our librarian got us the above said audiobooks at really short notice and kinder has even held off the yearly photos so he can be in the group shot. You are all great and we love you!

1 comment:

  1. Glad Little B is on the mend. I can imagine how mad you would be at that emergency dentist. Frustrating!