Sunday, May 18, 2008

Emily goes to Hospital

The title sounds a little like a children's book - but in actual fact it was a reality for her yesterday. We were all up at 5.30am so we could get to the hospital by 6.30am - it was a cold and stormy morning. Louis remarked that 'last night we went into town and tonight we are going into town again'. I explained that 'yes, we did go into town last night, but right now it was morning - it's just so early that the sun hasn't come up' ..... only 12 hours separated our journeys.
Anyway, the reason for hospital visit was for a dental procedure. About 2 1/2 years ago, the dentist realised that one of Emily's adult teeth hadn't come up. So we had xrays and eventually we were referred to an orthodontist who put braces on her bottom teeth in the hope that the space created would allow the tooth to come up. It didn't. So, we were then referred to the oral surgeon who said the tooth either had to come up or out. He also said, in a jolly sort of way, that while we were at it, we might as well get her wisdom teeth out as they would need to come out eventually. I figured that as she was going under anyway, he was probably right. Emily didn't feel as jolly about it though!
So, she ended up having surgery yesterday and today she is relieved that it is over, but feeling sore and a little sorry for herself.

Before and after shots - minus the blood dripping from her mouth - that was a little too gruesome!

I have to say that as a mother or rather, parent, there is nothing harder than watching your child hurt - whether physically or emotionally and it's horrible to see them feeling vulnerable too. I had been stressed for over a week - all I wanted was for the surgery to be over and for her to be okay. I got my wish! I guess part of the reason I was scared was because when I was about five years old, our next door neighbour's daughter was in an accident and she broke her leg. She was lucky that she wasn't hurt more, but the leg was broken badly and had to be pinned. She never came out of the anaesthetic. I know that the chances of that happening again are very, very slim, but you still can't help but worry. Anyway, Emily was lucky and so were we and for that I am grateful.
We are having a quiet day today - Em is off for the rest of the week. Hopefully as the week progresses she will be able to do some quilting.
Must go - I have to mediate between two bored boys!
Cheers
l
x

19 comments:

Sarahs Home said...

Thinkig of you Emily, hope you feel better soon..

Sarah x

Leanne said...

I hope Emily recovers really quickly and you can spent the rest of the week crafting together. Give her lots of cuddles.

this is my patch said...

Emily, I hope you are recovering from your unpleasant trip to the hospital. You certainly have been very brave. Make the most of your time off crafting with Mum. x

Kristy said...

Ooh we hope that you feel better soon Emily. xxx

Chookyblue...... said...

OH.........I have been there and done that getting 4 wisdom teeth out under general and hope things are looking better for you pretty quick.......take care Emily

Gina said...

You are one brave girl Emily! I hope you're feeling better soon and up to some quilting with mum :O) Gx

Jenny said...

At least it is all over now-hope Emily has a speedy recovery-there may be one bonus-lots of ice cream!!

Jacquie said...

So glad it is over and all went well. I know what you mean about not wanting your child to hurt! Best wishes to her.

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Poor Emily - I had my wisdom teeth out when I was about 20 and it was horrible. Hope she gets well quickly and has a nice quilty week with you.

Blossom said...

Hoping Emily has a swift recovery......
oh course you were worried.you are the mumma bear!

hugs

Jelly Wares said...

I hope Emily is recovering from her hospital trip.... And I hope Mum is alright with the whole thing too..

Take Care
Jodie :)

Pixiedust said...

Get well soon Emily, I will send you some healing Reiki thoughts.

Bird Bath said...

eeek. Hope you're on the mend Emily. Take it easy.

Mirre said...

I understand your worries so well!
Get well soon, Emily!!

Anonymous said...

aaaah! Poor emily!I really hope you get better!

Sally said...

Emily you're growing into such a beautiful young woman. You remind me a lot of your Mum when we were at school. Your photos prompted me to find a picture of us both from 1986 - I will get it scanned and post it for you to see. Hope the mouth is not too sore. Sally

monique said...

I hope that Emily will recover fast.Your very brave!
And mum too!

emma said...

oh, poor emily. My sister also had her wisdom teeth removed recently, and she looked much the same as emily does in this pic, with the blood dripping out of her mouth! What a horrible ordeal, luckily she won't have to go through it all again when she's older now.

karenjane said...

poor emily!!! hope shes feeling much better and im glad for you also that its over with. cant believe how much she looks like you in the top pic, when i was flicking down having a look at all the pictures i thought it was you for a sec!