Monday, December 8, 2008

Lunch with Santa on the Train

Know any kids who like trains? Yesterday we took a ride with Santa on a train and had a jolly old time. Lunch consisted of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, sugar cookies, chips and Capri Sun juice packs. Mark and I got such a kick out of the squeezy silver juice containers that you puncture with a straw. Neither of us had had one since we were kids. The 'orange flavored juice blend drink' tastes the same as it did 100 years ago.

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As for Alexander's tooth, well, it may be a 'black tooth' just like his daddy had as a kid. The x-ray showed that there wasn't a fracture to the tooth, but the dentist believes he had to have bumped it. Neither Mark, myself, or preschool can remember any such 'trauma' as it's called. Likely the tooth was bumped and caused damage to the nerve which died, turning grey. The only chance that it will lighten up and heal is if it was only a bruise-like injury. These can lighten up after about 6 months as blood flow to teeth is not good. We'll keep an eye out, especially for an abscess as that would require pulling the tooth, just like his daddy. Mark's little brother had a black tooth too. However, after going on a bike ride with his cousins and knocking 5 teeth out (including the black one), they didn't have to watch it anymore. Yikes!

2 comments:

Kristen ~Ethan's Mommy~ said...

My sister had a "special tooth" due to trauma after wrestling with our brother when she was 3 years old. The dentist put a stem in it somehow, but it turned a brownish gray color. When she lost it, the tooth fairy gave her quite a bit!

JRS said...

Kristen-
Quite a bit, eh? I'll keep that stored in the back of my mind. Thanks for checking my blog out!