Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The First Time Turning the Key at Home!

 I drooled all in my sleep and woke up several times because of the wet pillow. THAT WAS NOT A FUN NIGHT. But I did get some sleep.

 When I woke up in the morning, I was hungry, so I decided to get a snack. When I went downstairs, I remembered, OH, yeah... I still have that in. DERP! So, I decided to try something new. I tried a Nutri-grain bar because they are very soft and slightly chewy. I chewed with my two front teeth and then pushed it with my tongue to the back of my throat and swallowed. Some of it got stuck in my expander and I pushed it out with my tongue. I started from the back and tried to push, then I grabbed it at the front and pulled it forward. Or, you could just drink a sip of water and swish it around in your mouth, then swallow.

 The next thing I tried to eat was some soft food that the orthodontist had given me in a bag. It was a cookie. It was yummy! Then after that, I had my capri-sun that they had also given me. I ate the cookie very slowly and took small bites. That helped me a lot. The capri-sun was easy because I had already learned how to swallow the day before.

 My speech is improving, though. I still have a lot of trouble with my E's. Like when I say queen, I say quin instead.

 The next thing I did was play with my friend. I told her and her mom that I sound pretty bad. They really didn't seem to care. They are really good friends! I am on Fall-Break for this whole week an I'm glad, because it would be hard to have to adjust to the expander at least on the first day. If you are getting a palate expander, make sure your mom/guardian lets you stay home for the first day.

 Today my mom turned the key and it HURT!!! Well, it didn't hurt TOO badly, but it did hurt for a little bit. My mom gave me ibuprofen to soothe the pain and it stopped hurting after about 3 minutes. She had to lay me down on the stairs for her to get a better angle.  Glad that's over!!!


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