Sunday, April 18, 2010

March 10, 2010: Ellie's Surgery

As part of Ellie's orthodontia, she needed to have a tooth that is growing into her palate banded and a chain attached so that the process of bringing it into place can start. So it was back to our favorite oral surgeon! The surgery went great, but the recovery was a struggle. Because of a previous reaction to pain meds, she was told to take only OTC pain relievers. After the initial numbing wore off, the real pain kicked in. She was on the floor crying and crying. I talked with my sister about our options and after a while, we were able to manage the pain she was in. Within a couple of days, she was good as new! Now, we'll see how she does once they actually start bringing it down....

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