Thursday, April 08, 2010

Kaitlens ortho appt

You can click the pic to see it larger. Pretty cool huh? The verdict is... thumb sucking has not done its damage! but to work on getting her to stop. He did explain she needs to stop now because it will be very hard to stop at 13, 16, 18 yrs old. and by then she will have severe damage requiring oral surgery and breaking her upper jaw/mouth/pallet... i don't remember what he called it. So she knows what will happen if she doesn't stop. The nice thing was the DR sucked his finger till he was 8, so he knows how it goes.

So thumb sucking is really the non-issue here. What we did find out is she does not and will never have 10 of her teeth.... that is a lot to be missing. Thankfully, 4 of them are the wisdom teeth but that still leaves her with less teeth than she needs. Below the green spots are the 6 missing teeth and the red spots, those teeth, he believes are her 12 y/o molars, not her 6 y/o molars. So those have already moved one tooth space closer to making up for her 6y/o molars not being there. He does not believe that those 2 molars can move one whole other tooth over further closing in the gap and where those two black spaces are with the green dots on top, that's where she will have implants put in when shes done growing.. at 16?

around about the age of 12 she will needs braces to close up gaps, line everything up and depending on what those two top empty spaces are doing then a retainer until she gets the implants.... so for now we see the Dr in a yr. We work on the thumb sucking in the mean time.

OH, and if her primary teeth where the 2 empty spaces are... if they don't fall out then she wont need the implants... here's for hoping eh?


Thursday, April 01, 2010

Say hello to

This little guy. He doesn't have a name yet. He was Born 03/30/2010 to Marie (marie is also a March bday, she just turned 1). He is doing great. Very active and nursing right along. I missed his birth by about 20 minutes, one day I'll make it for the big event. (at first i though he was a she and named him Annie which is why some of the pics are saved as Annie)

His Daddy is Chivas, my black nigerian dwarf. That is why he is so tiny. That is a 12" ruler Cody is holding.

At just one day old he was climbing...

and falling.
ok, Those wondering about Eljin. He died the day after he was born and I was to upset to announce it. Poor Ben probably though I was crazy crying after little E when we only had him a day. Ben even promised to 'get me another Eljin' to make me happy. We didn't get a replacement buckling and I know those things happen, but not my little guys! and my very first baby goat. Now that this new guy is here there are HUGE differences between him and E.