They called in a plastic surgeon and they gave her several shots to numb her mouth. The doctor said that he learned from his mentors that sedation was too risky in this situation, so we heard lots and lots of screaming! Justin, my dad and I all waited outside of her room while she was stitched up. Her cut is about 1 1/2 in. long and it went all the way through. It took about an hour, hour and a half to stitch it all up. All of the stitches are on the inside and are dissolvable. Luckily the cut is in a rainbow shape, so it goes with the natural lines of the skin on your chin. She also had three teeth that were shoved up into her gums. At least they are baby teeth!
She was really pretty brave the whole time and did well. Here are some pictures from yesterday, so the day after. She is really swollen!
This picture is blurry, but it shows the bear that they gave her at the hospital. She was happy to have it with her.
Poor thing. Today (2 days later) she has been pretty grumpy, but we know she is dealing with some pain. She's on an antibiotic and we are trying to keep the cut free from infection. We picked up some pain medication today so we'll see if we need that. We had some x-rays done at the dentist yesterday and it doesn't look like any of the teeth are fractured, so that's good. We will just wait and see if the teeth die and fall out by themselves, which is what they think will happen. If they don't come out, they will have to go in and pull them out.
It has been a rough few days, but we are getting through it! She has to eat soft foods which is a bit tricky, but if she eats on the right side of her mouth, she usually does ok.