Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Poor Javi ;( (Continued)

Well, we didn't get to go to music class. Javi's fever came back this evening. He was really upset that he didn't get to go to his "Concert with Mr. Lee". We are hoping that Mr. Lee will have another concert soon, so we will get to go. Javi will be staying home from school tomorrow so we can give his lip a chance to heal and to make sure the fever doesn't return. We will be dosing him with Motrin about every four hours until the swelling goes down. He looks like Rocky, minus the black eyes, poor thing!

Today he hid under my sweatshirt because he didn't want people to look at his lip. It was funny because Javi hasn't done something like that since he was two. I felt so bad for him because he was really embarrassed about his lip. I'm guessing someone was mean to him at school and it made him self conscious. I told him that people were looking at his lip because they were sad for him because it looks painful and that seemed to do the trick. I'm sure it's one of those injuries that looks worse that it really is, but it looks so uncomfortable. He has been a really good sport about it. He has hardly complained about it at all. He just said "Mom, you are going to take care of me, right?" in his most pitiful voice. To those that know Javi, he has a flare for the theatrics, but it is so darn cute, no one can resist it.

He is on a soft food diet for the next couple days. That part has been hard for him because he is a really big eater. He has the fastest metabolism I have ever seen. I asked him if he wanted a smoothie for lunch and he said "No Mom, that is a dessert. I want chewy food." We compromised and went to Panera for soup and a smoothie.

Fortunately, he isn't making the connection to sustaining the injury from going to the dentist. He says he still likes the dentist and can't wait to go back. We are taking a break from flossing until the lip goes down though. We have been flossing our teeth together and Javi is pretty good at doing it himself. Hopefully with Javi's interest in mouth hygiene and the sealant on his teeth, we will be cavity free at the next check up and we won't go through this again.

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