Bliss is fine and recovering nicely.
The surgery was so much more than anyone expected.
The doc expected a 1-1.5 hour surgery. He was operated on for 2.5 hours.
He had all 4 crowns he had removed and they crumbled when he went in. They had to dig out pieces. some needed stitching. He had abscesses in all four teeth for who knows how long. It has been 11 months since we were there initially.
He had to have all 4 four year molars crowned. The good news is no nerve work was needed. He has 3 of his 6 year molars in a;; very recently and one already has the signs. They did sealants on the 3 that are in.
They said his teeth were excellently cleaned and flossed and the cleaning they did was a breeze as a result. He got molds for 4 spacers and we have to go back in a week to have them put in.
Bliss was brave and amazing and also terrified and devastated. he cried in my arms a lot. I cried a lot.
I hate this. I hate that every time he has a snack he asks if it will hurt his teeth. I hate that he flosses 2-4 times a day and brushes the same amount and eats so so healthy and worries that the wrong thing will end him up in a hospital with needles in his arm and pain.
PLEASE if you have not been through this and researched over 40 hours and spent years living this do not tell me what we should be doing. We do it all, have spent thousands on the best dentists and the fact is the same bacteria that is in every mouth out there got in his in a way that caused this and will always cause this to his baby teeth. It doesn't affect his adult teeth and it has not shown yet in Soul. But it is hell and my son just had his 5th surgery before he is 8 and it sucked.
Anyhow he has had a day of unlimited Wii and homemade shakes and soft foods and lots of doting and he is in great spirits so that is what I choose to focus on.
I know we are incredibly lucky that this is why we were at the Children's hospital and so many children are truly sick and it is devastating.
But I am his mama and I wish I could make this all better for him or go through it for him.