Friday, May 15, 2009

Updates On The Spawn

Youngerspawn ended up getting glasses. Seems he's far sighted, has astigmatism and his right eye is turning inward. His distance vision is 20/100 in his right eye and 20/200 in his left. Worse than I had thought. He got his glasses with transitioning lenses however they aren't dark enough for him when he goes outside so I have to take him back in and have more tinting put in them and have them readjusted because he says they hurt the back of his ear.

Both spawn visited the dentist today and that was even worse news. You see neither one of them takes the best care of their teeth and rarely bother to brush them even though mom hounds them to do it at least twice a day (I'm really anal about nice, clean, teeth).

Youngerspawn, who still has all baby teeth, has 3 cavities on the left side and has to have them filled. Why, I don't know, but they're going to fill his baby teeth.

Elderspawn, who has many permanent teeth, has 4 cavities, 2 on each side, all in permanent teeth. One is so bad it's down to the nerve and he may have to have a root canal. Bad news - insurance doesn't cover root canals. They only cover exams, cleanings, fillings and extractions.

Lovely, just freakin' lovely. I really don't want to have to have it yanked out. It's one of his back teeth. He needs them.

Oh, and Elderspawn still has one of the cavity filled baby teeth that hasn't fallen out yet. That may have to be yanked out as well.

I just hope the whole ordeal of having to have shots of novacaine, teeth drilled out, filled, extractions or a possible root canal will teach the two of them to take better care of their teeth. Neither one of them believe me when I tell them that their teeth are going to rot out of their jaws if they don't brush them regularly.

Why won't kids listen to their parents!!??!!

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