Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Tougher than nails

Malia had a minor surgery on Monday. She went to the periodontist for a
soft tissue graft. Basically the gum tissue below her two bottom front teeth was very thin, so they sliced off a piece of her gum on the upper part of her mouth (sounds gruesome, but that's pretty much how it happened) and grafted it on top of the thin tissue below her bottom teeth. The whole surgery took about an hour and she was sooo scared. I kept telling her to just keep her eyes closed and think about fun things. Afterwards she told me that she watched the whole thing. I have a friend who had this procedure done and she said it was very painful, so I was expecting the worst. The doctors said to keep her drugged for the next few days. But she woke up the following morning and said it didn't hurt very badly. She hasn't taken any medication since. She must have a high tolerance for pain. She was such a trooper and never complained once. She was back at school today and is doing great.

7 comments:

Debbie Tovey and Family said...

Geesh! Glad she handled that one so well!

The Peton's said...

Ouch. It's a good thing that gums heal quickly. We had a car accident that scraped the gums clean off part of Sarah's mouth. It was nasty, but it healed so fast, and she never had to take anything for pain.

EdgyK said...

Wow! That is a tough girl. That is a good thing.

Amanda Davis said...

That is pretty amazing. I had warts froze off my feet this week and I am still limping around! What a tough girl!

Dawn said...

That is pretty tough. I don't know if "tough" comes naturally to me! And I have some receeding gums and may need a similiar procedure some day. I would hope that I could be so brave!

Ditto Family said...

Way to go Malia--You are awesome.

Uncle Birch

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