Thursday, May 23, 2013


This is the view from the second floor dental clinic where I took my son today.  My son who fell while running with his toothbrush last night and spent the night whimpering intermittently.  His neck was so swollen this morning that I took him in first thing to the walk-in only to have them shuttle us up to the dentist.  He had better lights to look in anyway.

After an x-ray and close examination he determined there was no apparent damage from the toothbrush, but possibly a case of strep.  One more trip into town to see the pediatrician and we were off to the pharmacy for a prescription.

At the end of this very long day I'm thankful.  For friends who will come and play with your kids in the waiting room (and take pictures) while you sit with one who needs help.  For the availability of modern medicine to fix things so easily that would have been awful not so long ago.  For the sweet "hugs and tisses" I get from my Noah every day and that he will soon be back to his wild rambunctious self... sans toothbrush in the mouth!

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  1. Looks like a wonderful view to me! They grow up so quickly!

  2. sorry your little guy is feeling yucky - and glad he'll hopefully feel better soon.


  3. It sounds like a long day! I have a wild and crazy boy too--right now he has a black eye from the baby safety gate (whoever designed that one didn't have my son in mind). Thankful along with you for the goodness of the view, even when hard things like illness and accidents come. Stopping by from FMF.


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