Friday, March 27, 2009

New post...No pic...

Just me for a minute...no picture to post now, but I wanted to fill you all in. Reid went to the pediatrician today after he woke up with what looked to be a nice fat lip. I truly thought that he had been stung by something or had some horrible reaction to some food. He hasn't been exposed to any new foods...and it didn't look to have any mark on his lip/face from a bite or sting. So, I called the pediatrician to make an appointment and also called our cleft team to make sure they didn't need to see us. The swollen part of his face was not just the lip area but the entire area where his cleft was....in the EXACT same spot. It was so swollen, in fact, that it truly looked like his "old" look was back...he was so puffy and swollen.

So, to make a long story short....our cleft team did not need to see us because Reid had no fever, the swollen part was not red or irritated, and did not seem to look like any sort of infection related to the cleft. Ok....so our regular doctor took a good look at him and said the words....ABSCESSED TEETH. My heart dropped and my stomach ached. We knew we would get to this place...but we were hoping not so soon. His 2 top teeth in the cleft have rotted all the way through and have caused infection in the gums causing swelling. Sooooo....he was put on penicillin for 10 days and we are to call our dental team on Monday morning. Looks like we will be heading for Cleveland this week (I assume) and will see what they have to say. Most likely...surgery will be scheduled to take care of these teeth and they will be extracted. The good thing is that he does not seemed bothered by it and is eating and resting and playing as normal. What a trooper he is! Oh, and as a sidenote....our little meatball weighed in at 28 lbs. 12 ozs. today (16 mos. old). Guess he is eating fine! I will post a picture here tomorrow....but keep Reid in thought as we cross yet another bridge. Thanks so much....

7 comments:

Joy Howse said...

So sorry to hear about his trouble with his teeth. I am not looking forward to ever crossing that bridge with Aiden. I hope that they are able to take care of it quickly and with a minimal amount of pain.

Heather said...

Oh Janeen, I'm so sorry! That's one thing I hadn't really considered yet, and it just makes my stomach ache for Reid. Another surgery. Great. I'm amazed, however, that he seems to be doing fine! Wow!! You'd think it would hurt him to chew. Oh, it's just ONE MORE THING, isn't it?? : ( I'll be keeping all of you in my thoughts. Please keep us updated!

The Dawkins said...

aww my heart dropped when I read that. Your sweet boy will be in my thoughts:)

Good Remedy said...

Will keep Reid in my prayers!
Sincerely,
Peggy Fisher

Nola said...

Poor Reid! I'll be praying for y'all this week. He is a butterball! Sawyer weighs 30 lbs and he will be 3 in July!

Ava and the Trips said...

What a tough little guy. I am glad to hear it's not bothering him too much and I will keep you guys in my prayers this week.

Allison said...

Oh Janenn and Reid, and Ellie and Brian too : ) Reading this news brought tears to my eyes! What a sweetheart Reid is to be going through this without complaint. Poor baby! Hugs and kisses to you all!

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