Thursday, July 2, 2009


-Our floors are scheduled to be installed on the 22nd! Yay and BOo all at the same time! We have so much to do to prepare. The 22nd is a Wednesday after Jared returns from camp for Deeper Life. I plan to paint while he's gone.

-Tanner went to the UMKC Dental school yesterday. We were there 3 hours and found out the poor kids mouth is a mess. We have to get him in to an orthodontist immediately to start a "serial extraction program." Basically they will start removing teeth in order allow his adult teeth room. He needs a spacer in the roof of his mouth, they're pretty sure he will need his tonsils and adnoids removed. Apparently he's a mouth breather because his tonsils and adnoids are so large and that's causing his cheek muscles to squeeze his upper pallet making it narrow and high. This is his x-ray and if you look closely you can see that he has teeth clear up next to his nose. They assured me he'll need braces by the time he's 10 if not now. Talk about overwhelming.
-Aside from Tanner's news I have to say I was totally impressed with the dental school. I am extremely thankful for the service they provided, the professionalism, and the affordability. I am eager to take the other kids for their cleanings and fillings. Tanner had 3 hours of work, tons of x-rays and a cleaning all for $80. Apparently this particular x-ray is typically really expensive at a traditional office. Thank you Lord for your provision.


Jen said...

Wow, that is pretty cheap for all of that. Has he not lost any baby teeth yet?

Shannon said...

He's actually lost several. At least 8. I can't remember the total. The teeth in the front on top and bottom that are darker in color (not so white) are adult teeth.

NeNe said...

You know,just looking at that xray literally made my teeth and jaws hurt. Bless Tan Man's little heart! Please know he'll have an extra prayer going up from his NeNe.

Katie Franke said...

We'll say a prayer for the little guy! Tonsils and adnoids out are not so bad...2 of my 3 boys have had them out already. Jonathan was 6 and Noah was 3. Both helped with their hearing as well. So...double bonus. They went from hearing pretty well to crystal clear!