Monday, July 6, 2009

Toothless in Seattle

I spent most of last night at the ER with Tug. He was trying to put together a judo thingamabobber for the girls to practice something or other and ended up getting hit in the face with some metal contraption. The metal thingy hit him just below the lip, slightly above the chin and made a hole clear through to his gums. It also knocked a tooth almost entirely out. When we got to the ER (thank God for our awesome landlord who came and watched the kids) the tooth was sitting about a half an inch higher than usual and was cracked completely in half from top to as far bottom as we could see. The ER doc said he would use glue on Tug's face (because it would only require 1-2 stitches) and would try to get the tooth at least a little more in place (which he sort of did) then referred us to an oral surgeon. Today we spent the majority of the morning/early afternoon at the oral surgeon where Tug had to get the tooth pulled because it was also broken below the gum line (bottom tooth, his right, first big pointy on near the front). They also had to stitch up the hole in his face because the glue came off while they were pulling the tooth.

I am now married to a toothless hillbilly. I guess he has to remain toothless for a couple of months until it heals then we will go to the dentist to get a fakie.
In happier news, today is my cutie pie nephew's ninth birthday.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GARRETT!!

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Robin said...

How horrible! Hope he's ok.

Auntie Nee said...

That stinks!!!! Hope he is ok and now I have a toothless hillbilly brother in law. YIPPIE!

JK

love

Auntie Nee said...

oh and happy birthday Gman

Paula said...

Well, gee-haw, shucks. Whasa matta with a hillbilly? Doncha like banjo music, moonshine and chaw?

Hey , it could be worse. My niece's future FIL found out he has skin cancer which started in his tonsils. On Thursday ALL his teeth were pulled to prevent gum disease and he can't get dentures until after the chemo...

Our life is a bowl of Barry's said...

Oh man! Will he end up with an implant? That MUST have hurt. Hope he's feeling ok.....dentists are never fun

Kim said...

When I see you Friday, maybe I can bring a Jeff Foxworthy video...

Tony said...

You would fit in with half the population of Douglas County, Oregon, Tug. Move BACK!!

Shelly said...

OH MAN! poor poor guy! i can't imagine how that must hurt. what a freak thing to happen.

i hope your girls appreciate their daddy!

LOL

;)

Shelly said...

and how can skin cancer *start* on the tonsils? is that technically skin?

i'm sure regina and tug are indeed counting their blessings after reading your little tidbit paula! LOL

Jessica said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!!! POOR TUG!!!!! That really stinks!!!

Sara said...

Ouch, bummer!