Thursday, February 04, 2010

Braces Take Two


Grace had her second set of braces put on this morning. She had braces when she was eight or nine. She only had 6 brackets on top and 6 on bottom then, now she has a full set. She did great this morning and practically jumped out of the car to show her friends at school, but when I picked her up she was hurting. She has been taking Motrin, but she is still sore. I sent noodle soup for her lunch and she said it still hurt. She started crying while looking for a snack this afternoon and ended up eating mac-n-cheese and said that was OK. Any suggestions for food would be great, she can't eat a lot of things she is used to. She is playing basketball tonight, so we will see how that goes. She does have a mouth guard the doc gave her, but it just seems like a mouth full! I have a feeling we will have a few rough days around here getting used to all this.

3 comments:

chadandnikki said...

I remember braces. It seems like one hundred years ago though. Sigh I don't remember what I ate. I do remember them only being sore for a day or so. I hope she feels better very soon. She's a cutie.

The Shaw's said...

Poor Grace! I will be praying for her that the pain leaves quickly!!

Amy said...

Those first couple of days after they get tightened each time is pretty painful but this too shall pass. Yogurt, apple sauce, soup, ice cream... Eventually she'll get used to it and it won't be as painful each time. GOOD LUCK!