Sunday, March 29, 2009

Missing teeth and chipmunk cheeks

CJ had his wisdom teeth out on Friday. We got to the Oral surgeon's office at noon, the time the surgery was scheduled.
We waited 45 minutes for the nurse to come and take him back to the doctor.
I read about 3 magazines.
45 minutes later, the nurse came out to tell us that the surgery right before his had some unexpected complications and took over an hour longer than they expected, and they would be starting on CJ pretty soon.

I read another magazine.

15 minutes later, the nurse came back to tell us that they had started CJ's surgery.
I read two more magazines.

Now let me change the subject for a moment. Apparently, of late, the majority of reading that I've been doing has been online, I know this because........
I read an article, and really wanted to leave a comment, but you can't do that with a magazine. It really drove me crazy, because I had some really good things to add to this article, yet there was no comment box at the bottom for me to type in.
Oh well.

Also, when reading a real magazine, you are unable to copy and paste when you find a recipe that you would like to try.

I can't tell you how annoying this was!

Back to the waiting room...........
I read 3 more magazines, then start copying recipes from the magazines onto receipts I found in the bottom of my purse. This took forever because I've become accustomed to typing, and writing things out manually is a pain.
Sometime this week, I will be making a zucchini and asparagus frittata.

I had now read all of the magazines that interested, or at least halfway interested me. I pick up a copy of Teen Vogue.
I will NEVER allow my daughter to have a subscription to this magazine! The models consisted of scantily clad underweight onery faced girls in suggestive poses.

I start re reading the magazines that I've already read.

One and a half hours later, the nurse came back to tell us that they were almost done and that they would be bringing us back to the recovery room in a while, but first, she took us to another waiting room where we would meet with the doctor.

And you know what that means?


I read a few before the doctor came in to tell us how the surgery went. Apparently, CJ did great, but things were more complicated than he originally thought, and it took much longer than anticipated.

We went to see CJ in recovery, and he was rather groggy. We led him out to the car and took him home.

He's been doing great. (but then what kid wouldn't be doing great on a steady diet of ice cream, pudding and freshly baked bread?)

He does, however, have a bit of swelling.

Max looked at him and said "You haves chubby cheeks!"
CJ said "Why do you think I have chubby cheeks?"
Max: "Because you goed to the doctor and he did make your cheeks chubby. I think he putted marshmallows in them."

Earlier today, CJ found an old video of himself when he was about 10 months old.

He had the same cheeks.


Kristina P. said...

I have Chipmunk cheeks without the surgery.

Was he able to do some chorese around the house, to work off the cost of anesthesia?

utmomof 5 said...

When ever I find a recipe in a magazien at the dr. office, I just steal the magazine. I figure I am paying a crapload of money to sit and read while the torture my kids so they owe me a magazine. It is the least they could do. And yes I think I may be going straight to h#**.

Jo said...

Poor CJ. At least you got caught up on your magazine reading for a few years.

Erin said...

I'm glad you enjoyed reading the magazines. I hate spending hours and hours at the doctor's office though! (But I am glad that he is doing well now.)

TJ said...

That's so funny about wanting to leave comments!

Hope CJ recovers quickly.

MamaHen Em said...

Glad his surgery went well. Were the magazines at least up to date? Nothing from 1993?

rychelle said...

don't tell anyone, but i tear pages out of those magazines all the time.

Annette Lyon said...

Be sure to let us know how the frittata turns out, because you can't tell the magazine in a comment. :)

Amanda said...

So I should tell my hubby to bring a book when I have my surgery....Good to know :-) I dont think he could handle teen vogue!

Melissa said...

Wisdom teeth out = good times. I still tease my boys about the goofy things they said to me while drugged up!

Bonnie the Boss said...

Love Max's comment! Marshmellows!! Next time take a pen and just write your comment in the margin. It will make much more enjoyable reading for the next person. Unless you steal it for the recipe...
I always take a good book or a magazine I haven't read that I enjoy because nothing is morre anoying then only having boring stuff to read.

Jessica G. said...

Hey, feel free to just write your comments in the margins! That's what they're there for, right?

And while your at it, draw some clothes on those poor models...maybe sketch out lunch for them, too.

Hey It's Di said...

Oh the joys of Wisdom teeth removal. Just don't EVER let your regular dentist convince you that he can remove them himself. (yeah I endured that pain:(