"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
--Jeremiah 29:11

Monday, October 4, 2010

Are you serious?

If it can happen, it seems to happen to him! My poor son went to the dentist today and aside from the cavity starting on one of his back teeth (my fault probably for letting him eat skittles!), they took an x-ray and found that he has an extra tooth. Not just an extra that can be pulled and we go on about our business. No, this one is up in between his two permanent front teeth and has completely turned one of the front teeth 100% perpendicular to the other teeth. We've been referred to an oral surgeon who will decide when to remove it. The dentist guessed sooner rather than later, but given his heart history they may feel more comfortable waiting some. I am very frustrated right now, and feeling like Connie's had more than his share to deal with thus far in life. I can't believe I'm actually in tears over a dental issue. I think it's just the older he gets and more aware, the more it bothers me when he has to hurt. I feel so bad typing this as I know it's not true at all, but part of me feels like God is picking on Connie a little. I know, I know. That's not the case, but I just want to scream up to heaven, ENOUGH ALREADY! Then I feel guilty because there are so many who have it so much worse. Almost daily I read online about another little CHD'er losing his or her battle with heart disease and our smiling boy is not only still here with us, but he's thriving. Alright, my confession time is over for the day. Off to change the laundry.