we knew this day was coming.
eight years ago this summer, our lovely oldest daughter was in a car-versus-bike accident involving an isuzu rodeo. she was such a little p'up at the time.
she wasn't hurt badly, thank god. only two of her front teeth were knocked out, and her dentist came to the rescue by being at the emergency room when she arrived to be sure her teeth were reinserted properly. we knew there was a chance that the teeth would not hold for long, and that the roots would dissolve in her gums, and that eventually she'd need a false tooth or an implant.
today it happened. out came the tooth at the insistence of her dentist, and she has been fitted for a temporary false tooth. eventually she'll get an implant.
she's been a real trooper (pardon the isuzu references--it's completely intentional) through the whole ordeal.
even i, to cope with the accident, don't say she was hit by a car. i like to lighten it up a little. . .
. . .i say she tried to take a bite out of an isuzu.
we thank our lucky stars and god above that it wasn't worse.