Errol practices excellent preventative care parenting. He checks the kids for ticks each night from May to October and always researches their ailments to make sure it’s not something terrible.
I enforce a lot of handwashing, but that’s about it. Unless someone is in real pain, I figure everything is fine.
Errol came home on Thursday. After he brushed Neddy’s teeth, he asked:
“When did Ned’s abscess come back? It looks really bad.”
Ummm…. I didn’t notice…. He never said anything….
But, Errol was right. The abscess above his front tooth that we first noticed in Cologne in September was back. It had come and gone since the fall, and the dentist then advised to wait and see.
It didn’t look good on Thursday night or yesterday morning. After school, the twins and I rode our bikes to the dentist. The dentist took one look and said, “It needs to come out.”
Errol rode over to pick up Lee. Ned was a champ and breezed through the extraction.
Just like when Lee was there last, the dentist prescribed strawberry ice cream for the cooperative patient. Neddy willingly complied later that afternoon.