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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Orange and purple

Yesterday Angela got her braces on! Yep, and since she was wearing orange sweat pants, and wearing her purple glasses, she picked orange and purple rubber bands. LOL Tomorrow I'll try to get a picture. 

I gave her Tylenol before the appointment, and she did AWESOME while they were being put on. And she did great all day. She did wake up sore last night, and was a little bit swollen this morning. I gave her Tylenol again, and she was fine all day until dinner time. doesn't work so well. Poor kid!

Tonight she was great about letting me floss, and brush, and all the other junk that goes along with caring for braces. I'm thinking it's going to be a long 3-ish years though!


Beverly said...

happy all went well for Angela!

Kathie Brinkman said...

I stocked up on yogurt, applesauce, jello and pudding cups before Katie's braces went on. But she didn't have a problem with regular food. Now though she still has trouble eating regular kid's vitamins so she gets the gummy vites.

Leah said...

Thanks, part of Angela's problem is she has a very weak bite in the first place, so having her try to bite off stuff like pizza with a sore mouth just isn't going to work. In fact, we're about to embark on a new, intensive speech therapy regimen that will consist of 3 times a week, for an hour each visit. UGH! When am I gonna squeeze THAT in????

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