Monday, March 15, 2010


Last Tuesday,  I tripped on a rug in our basement and fell face first into the bumper of our truck.  Immediately, I knew I had broken at least one tooth.  I had Jake run upstairs and get my phone and I proceeded to make several phone calls until I got in touch with a neighbor who came and got the boys.   I called John and he called JK (close family friend) who came and got me.  Once I got the bleeding stopped and the boys gone and I could calm down I decided I did not need to go to the ER.  So I went to our sweet doctors office.  He already knew what had happened.  John had called him to see what to do.  (thankfully he is a great friend of ours :))  He looked at me and gave me some pain meds and sent me on to a dentist.  The first assessment from the dentist was 1 tooth is broken off about half way and 4 more are cracked or dislodged.  But because of all the swelling he could not make a clear assessment.
So on Thursday, I went back to the dentist and on to an orthodontist and on to an oral surgeon that said my tooth had to come out the next morning.  I had broken the tooth at the root and fractured my jawbone.  And to top off our day John started having chills and fever while sitting in the waiting room.  So our sweet doc met him at his office at 7pm and gave him 2 shots.  My parents came to get the boys.  I had surgery Friday morning to extract my top front tooth.  This is not the broken tooth.  So for a while I will be wearing a mouth brace with part of my front tooth in it.  (This is until the site heals). 
I have felt better today but tonight the actual hole is really hurting.  It could just be that I haven't had pain meds all day and I actually feel more.  So could you please pray that there will be no infection and that all will heal properly.  Tonight is disheartening because today was a good day. 
My dad brought the boys back Saturday afternoon and this is their spring break.  Thankfully John is home but please pray for patients in the Cook house this week. 


Jessie said...

So sorry, Amy! Will pray for the peace of Christ to surround you all this week especially. Much love!

Donna said...

Ouch, ouch, ouch, oh my goodness! I cannot believe that happened- I'm so sorry and will pray that this week is a sweet surprise in how wonderful you feel and heal!

Jenny said...

Oh my goodness, Amy! That sounds so painful. I will pray that you heal quickly.

Matt, Carrie, Lucy and Molly Allen said...

oh amy, i am so sorry! wow...i am praying for you and your family this week!