What happens when an over-zealous toddler is splashing and jumping around in the bathtub? A leap, a bang, a crash, and lots of crying. Last night The Bunny's teeth and the side of the tub had an explosive run in, ripping most of her front tooth out. And that's about when I completely lost it. (I'm going to blame the hormones for now) I dashed to the ER- a tip for you: they can't do anything unless she has a concussion. But still. She was bleeding- profusely- and SOMEONE was going to see my baby that night. And I was pretty sure that dentists didn't do after hours emergencies... pansies.
That's probably the whole reason they became dentists- so no one would wake them up in the middle of the night and drag them into work. But I digress. (and I also love all you dentists out there...)
Back to the harrowing tale...
I was frantically calling anyone with dental experience. Of course, my Dad was the first person I wanted to talk to- being in the dental field for I won't say how many years- who is naturally on vacation overseas right now... and it was probably 2am the next day over there (I don't do international dateline math)... not being able to talk to to a girl's daddy is horrible. I do not recommend for parents/grandparents to go on vacation... ever. That's always when the crap is going to hit the fan.
My dentist-y sister in law was also having call-receiving-issues. (way to go, Virginia!) It was massively sad and if made into a TV movie will have lots of tire screeching, high speed chases, all set to a Metallica track.
So now my sweet little baby is trying her best to eat some breakfast. (not even mushed up pears are soft enough for the "broken teef") And I have not stopped bawling ever since we left the ER. (I was able to keep it together there. Nobody wants to help an emotional wreck) I think it's just such a harsh way to learn that "we don't jump in the tub" lesson. For years now, she will be constantly reminded that she messed up when she was three and now only has one front tooth. Unfair! Why not just a little bump or scratch that would go away in a few days?!
I'm trying to not even think about what they're going to do to my sweet little Bunny at the dentist this afternoon. I've heard they are going to remove the tooth remnants... (cry, cry, cry)
Poor little pumpkin.