I have some bad news. Justin is dentally retarded. Like I'm not even joking a little. This kids had braces for 7 years people. He was born with out 2 of his teeth and before he went on his mission, like literally, the day before he went, he got implants. He has been through 7 surgery's now (4 of those being bone grafts) and once again, he is going through it again. He has had problems with them for a while now but we knew it was going to be expensive to fix since hardly any insurance covers it. His first time around cost about 10K. Well, here we are.... 12 years later... and we find out, he needs new implants, another bone graft, and it's going to run us about 12K now. Ahhhhhh!!! I swear, when it rains, it freaking pours. The last year and a half has been crazy hard financially, and dentally. I had to have a root canal, 2 crowns and one cavity. Cohen had to have 4 cavities, 2 root treatments, and 2 crowns, and now this. Are you kidding me! People, I don't know if you understand this, but we don't have that kind of moneys. And then to add onto that, we had to fix our foundation (far from being a cheap fix), our van had some fixing up to be had and our air conditioner just went out. PLUS, Justin has been getting his medical licence and that's another 4 grand to get. Needless to say, we are waiting for some air, because we are drowning.
Wow, that was off the subject. So, back to Justin being dentally retarded. After many visits with different oral surgeons, we came across one that was an MD and a DDS that we liked. Justin had his first appointment a few months ago and since he felt for us (knowing how much residents make) he told Justin he was going to give us "a little discount". At least that's what he told us. But when Justin went to the financial lady to get the skinny on how much this would run us, he found out that the glorious Dr gave us a 50% discount. Ladies and gentlemen, can I get a HALLELUJAH!!!! That's right people, he knocked off $6000 off the price of this whole thing. I cried. In the end, we decided to just get one of the two implants taken care of because it's still too much money to do both right now. So, about 3 weeks ago, I took Justin in to get his implant out and a bone graft done. In 6 months he will go back in to get the post and then we will go in a 3rd time for the tooth to be attached. I was secretly hoping he would be totally crazy after the surgery and say some fun things, but he was not as loopy as I had hoped. But I did get some good things:
He is finally healing up and feeling a little better. I keep telling him to look on the bright side, he has a great hill billy costume, just pop out his tooth on his retainer, put on a mullet wig and hand out some ketchup packets for Halloween!
He literally slept all day. From about 9am to 5pm.
I think Carter knew something was up because he just laid with Justin here for like 30 min.