Thursday, July 19, 2007

Storming Through the Party Like My Name Was El Niño

On Tuesday Griffin got three (three!) cavities filled at the dentist.

Yeah, dude, you can totally thank your father for that set of genetics.

After the appointment, he was a little puffy and sore. I indulged him in unlimited smoothies and popsicles.

Yesterday morning Griffin's lip was really fat. Fatter than it had been Tuesday. But, you know, oh well.

By the afternoon, though, it was totally disgusting. It was white in the center and you could see the swollenness from outer space. The Mars Rover was actually able to pick up pictures from it.

So, I called the dentist and heard a lot of it's totally normal and it takes one to two weeks for the swelling to go down and it's totally normal and that's the way it happens some time and it's totally normal.

And by this morning, ::sigh:: there's no way this is totally normal.


Dude, it's green in the center. Green. Gross. Even for me, dude, that's disgusting.

So I called the dentist again. You know what they said? Totally normal.

Ah, dude, I don't think so.

(Yes, antibiotics are being called in. And we usually don't even use antibiotics. But we sure as hell are using them today. Gah.)

32 comments:

Chickenbells said...

Oh no...poor guy! That looks so painful. I hope the antibiotic help, because that is in no way "normal"

oilclothjunkie said...

I hate it when doctors just reply "It's normal". Gah. It's so frustrating. I hope the poor dude feels better soon. :)

robiewankenobie said...

i think you should send them a framed copy with an engraved "totally normal" plate. good gravy, that looks horrible. poor little guy.

Stacy said...

Oh, hell that nearly made my stomach turn. That's so not freaking normal.

laeroport said...

Thanks for showing me that right after eating breakfast. Ew.

Feel better, Griffin! And floss!

PamKittyMorning said...

He cannot catch a break can he?

Alicia A. said...

Awwww... did he bite it?!

kristi said...

That's horrible! I hope the antibiotics help, and quickly. That's not "normal" by any stretch of the imagination.

lera said...

OUCH!!!!!!!!!!!

Poor Griffin.

Kristy said...

That looks so sore poor love xxx

Good Girls Studio said...

poor kiddo...definitely Not normal. Isn't it fantastic that you can call the Dr & say "little Timmy is vomiting out of his belly button" & they reply...perfectly normal. Helloooo...you'd think they could at least pretend to care & not make you out to be a hyper paranoid parent ;)

Dawn said...

I guess I'm missing something here... how is that normal? Normal from what exactly? That looks like a contact sore from Latex. Is he allergic to Latex?

beki said...

Poor baby! I hope that gets better pronto!!

Jessicah said...

Ouch that looks sore. Interesting fact- teeth are sterile when baby is born and become inocculated in the first 12 hours. Andother reason to keep the great aunt with bad breath away a little longer! Hope you can get it cleared up soon.

Mirre said...

I guess you figured it out yourself, but that does not look normal!
Hope the antibiotics help soon!

Angela said...

WHAT? Totally normal? Yeah. I think not. I hope it gets better with the drugs.

kirsty said...

Oh get the hell out! There is NO THING normal about that. Don't you hate over-the-phone diagnoses made by med. professionals who think you're a neurotic mother instead of a woman with eyes and a brain?

Mary said...

Gross! Poor baby. That is definitely not normal.

Cathy said...

Aghhhhhhhhhhhh! Running from room! I cannot believe the dentist didn't tell you to come back in to check on it. The moron. I hope the meds help Griffin heal quickly!

Heidijayhawk said...

poor baby! like having cavities filled isn't tramatic enough. feel better soon bud!

Wendy said...

They always think you're overreacting. I was once on the phone with 911 (real, actual, life or death thing. She actually almost died) And they thought that when I said, "Her neck is swollen larger than her head," that she had gotten a bump that was swelling. (long story- she fell and poked a hole in her windpipe on the coffee table and she was literally filling with air!)

But, I digress. That lip is awesome! And gross! If it hadn't gotten so out of hand, I would have suggested having him swish with a few drops of tea tree oil in water (if he is old enough to not swallow). We try to avoid antibiotics too, but sometimes it just gets outta hand and you've gotta do it.

Poor guy.

erin said...

poor guy!

Queens Knitting Mama said...

That doesn't look formal. Poor kid! Take the antibiotic! Griffin must have a good pain threshold. Ouch!
Good luck!

nuttnbunny said...

Oh Baby! Poor Sweet Boy and Poor Poor POOR sweet Jesus in heaven! What the *f* is wrong with that dentist. Those people are freaking maniacs. Bet he wouldn't think it was normal if it were in his mouth.

Asshole.

samantha said...

it's lucky I'm not a spewer, because I sure didn't see that photo coming - good god, if that's normal, I'd be changing dentists!

Mebsmommy said...

Yikes-a-roni! If that is normal, I'm never going to the dentist again.

I hope the little man gets better soon!

Angelina said...

Holy crap. I'm lucky there's some distance between me and my breakfast.

Poor little guy. I hope it totally disappears by the end of today!! Such a bummer and such a worry for you.

Fucking dentists.

Kris said...

Normal? Geesh. They're gonna get sued if they keep doing that to patients. That looks nasty!

gwendomama said...

that is so disGusting. thank you, griffin, for sharing it with us so willingly.
ick.
hope the antibiotics do the trick ASAP.
btw?
not normal.

Angeleen said...

Green puss is extremely normal...

...WHEN YOU'RE FLESH IS INFECTED!

DUH!

Good FREAKIN' Grief.

Get better soon, Buddy.

monica said...

Your kids are so going to kill you when they grow up and bring their girlfriend homes and you say... sit down my dear, I've got some 'cute' picture of when they're were little!!!

A whole new meaning to the story!!

Chara Michele said...

That is disgusting and I was totally eating when I saw that picture! Not anymore though...