Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Isaac's Surgery is Over

Today was a very stressful day for all of us especially Isaac. I think the waiting is the hardest part for sure. We scheduled this surgery about 6 weeks ago and it was here before we knew it, but today was the longest day. We arrived at Children's Hospital at 6am. Pre-op stuff until 7:30, they took him back at 7:45am and surgery lasted until a little after 10am. He was getting some dental work done today and two scars repaired from when he was an infant in the NICU. The scars kept getting sores on them so they scrapped off the old scar, sewed him up with stitches on the inside and glued the top skin together. We thought the dental work was going to be the easy part...but...we were wrong. Once the dentist got in there they x-rayed his mouth and called us in the waiting room to explain that they found a little more than they anticipated. There were cavities starting between all of his teeth. Due to his big brother having bad teeth, and due to his Down Syndrome, and due to the fact that he has major sensory issues with his mouth he said he would be putting crowns on a few teeth instead of just filling them. Tom and I were like OK. Whatever you have to do is fine. So an hour and a half later they called us back to recovery and we were stunned at what we saw. Poor Isaac has ALL of his bottom teeth crowned and all his top molars crowned. The other teeth still exposed are the top front four teeth. Its quite a site to see. Don't get me wrong, we weren't upset about it, just a little stunned by the site of a completely silver mouth. I still have not gotten the greatest photo of that to share, but I will.

Until then, here are photos from today taken from my cell phone (what a day for me to forget my camera!!) Has anyone EVER seen a kid with all crowns?????


Lisa said...

I'm glad he's OK. He'll definitely have a sparkling smile!!

Bethany said...

Oh my goodness, poor baby! Why didn't they use tooth colored crowns? I suppose that isn't covered by insurance? What a cutie!

datri said...

Wow, that's something!

Pallavi said...

Hi Stacy,
I just came across your blog and I am so glad i did.

Celeb and issac are beautiful.

Would keep checking the blog.