But last night around midnight I was woken up by Nephi crying in his room. He kept saying that his mouth hurt. So I gave him some Tylenol and he went to sleep. Then a few hours later he was crying again. This time I sent Ben in to snuggle and comfort him and then a couple hours later he was crying again. But this time I noticed that the right side of his jaw was swollen and there was like this bump there. My first thought was his tooth was bad or something and he screamed when I touched his tooth. So I waited until the dentist office opened and I gave them a call. Luckily, they had had a cancellation and could take us right in.
We took him in and they took 3 different types of x-rays and found... nothing. It wasn't his teeth, but there was a huge painful bump right on his jaw bone! The dentist was confused and sent us over to an oral specialist. He was a bit mystified too and said he thought it was either an infection of some really long name I can't remember, or a cyst. So he gave me some prescriptions for pain and the infection and we made an appointment to come back tomorrow.
The pain killer helps him for about 2 hours. Then he cries and whines for an hour until he can take more. I don't know if the antibiotic is working, I think we will know in the morning if the swelling has gone down. But as of tonight, the bump has gotten bigger... so I don't know.
What I do know is that my little guy is really hurting and I HATE it when my babies are sick and I can't help them! I wish I could fix it... but all I can do is stand by with the pain killer, lots of lovies, cold drinks with straws, and ice-packs.