Thursday, November 8, 2007

Don't count your chickens before they're hatched...

I was pretty excited last week because I knew that my husband's payday was Monday AND my payday for babysitting for last month was this week. That meant EXTRA money to go Christmas shopping with! Then Thursday night rolled around, and as always, the unexpected. My son threw his back out, AND came down with a horrible toothache. He had gone to the dentist several weeks ago and had been told he had to have his wisdom teeth taken out. He chose to forgo that advice "until they bothered him". Well, it only took a few weeks and one of them started bothering him. This tooth was partially through the gums, and coming in straight. Evidently, though, it was horribly abscessed. By Friday morning, he couldn't even open his mouth, he was in so much pain. Combine that with his back and the poor guy could hardly see straight, much less stand up straight! I called one of the referrals he had been given and they informed me they were an orthodontist and didn't pull wisdom teeth. Before I could call the other one, my daughter reminded me of the dentist she had gone to in town, who had pulled two of her wisdom teeth. I called them and they happened to have a no-show and said to bring him straight in to their office. An hour and a half and $575 later and the wisdom tooth was no more! Emergency visit...extraction...stitches...I guess it all adds up. What can I say? Merry Christmas!

2 comments:

Jen! said...

I guess when the trees empty we can all gather around dales pulled tooth:) relax we are all together that a big present alone!:)

anita said...

most definitely, it's the best present we could have!