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Status Updates posted by Fulgrim

  1. So good friend of mine found herself in a bind and needed a roommate and I elected to move in to help her out. She has a three year old that she has over a few times a week for visitation. I knew this going in and thanks to more or less raising my younger bother I thought I knew what I was getting into. That was in tell yesterday.

    My roommate and I where in the kitchen and the kiddo was hanging out in the living room. In the span of less than two min, the kiddo took the child safety door knob cover off the linen closet and proceeded to dump an entire bottle of kids shampoo on top of his head. He got so much in his eyes that he completely clogged his tear duct and prevented his eyes from tearing up. Now you would think that tear free means that it would not damage his eye. But, I can now tell you that if you get enough in your eyes it will cause a chemical burn just like regular shampoo.

    My roommate and I spent the better part of six hours flushing the kiddo's eyes out after being reassured by a nursing line that we didn't need to do anything else. We flushed his eyes out two or three times an hour by running water over his head in the shower. This of course was a lot harder than you would think. The kiddo is still too young to understand that flushing his eyes out will get rid of the shampoo in his eyes. So every time we turned the shower on, he flipped out and ran. Once we managed to get him into the shower, it was my job to restrain the kid while my roommate flushed his eyes out. He was screaming the entire time he was in the shower and kicking off the wall desperately trying to get out of the shower.

    To say that whole ordeal was stressful would be an understatement. I actually got seven hours of sleep last night (a lot for me) and still felt completely drained all day today. The roommate had a anxiety attack that I had to help her through on top of helping the kiddo.

    Thankfully we managed to get the shampoo out of his eyes and he is doing better. he is going to feel like crap tell the chemical burn heals, but no permanent damage was done. When his eyes started watering, I felt a thousand pound weight lift off my shoulders.

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    2. Fulgrim


      GhostlyDeath said:

      Luckily it was shampoo and not some other chemical or food substance, could have been much worse. Use padlocks on all your cabinets!

      All the harsh chemicals are locked up and the kitchen has a gate up when he is here. But, we really don't restrict him too much past that. His father is a total helicopter parent and hovers over the kid. He also has gates all over his place. So the kid has zero freedom when he is over there. So we try to give him a lot of freedom here. We do not want him growing sheltered and kids learn my getting into stuff. It's a learning experience.

    3. RestlessRodent


      Fulgrim said:

      His father is a total helicopter parent and hovers over the kid. He also has gates all over his place.

      Does he make droning sounds?

    4. Fulgrim


      GhostlyDeath said:

      Does he make droning sounds?

      In all honesty he probably does. You know how some people say one bad hit can really mess you up if you try hard drugs like Meth? He is proof of that.

  2. Well, I'm finally back to normal. The new implant tooth is in, the bone graphs are done and I'm off the antibiotics. I required a larger bone graph than the dentist expected. The infection traveled nearly to my back molars. So the dentist re-enforced the entire area from both the back and front of my jaw. Thankfully he didn't have to remove any teeth.

    I am talking to a couple lawyers now that I have the final cost of everything. It's just a matter of picking the right lawyer for the job and starting the case. While I do not have the exact figure in front of me, I do know it is over 6k for all of the dental work. Add in my time off work for the surgery and recovery time and the grand total is around 8k. I'm pushing for 9k with pain and suffering included. Might not get the 1k for pain and suffering, but it's worth a shot.

    Interesting fact, bone graphs are typically done with frozen cow bone or cadaver bone. More or less healthy bone is harvested from one or the other, freeze dried and made into a paste or powder. Don't know what if I got cow or cadaver bone and I really don't care. I'm just glad that the dental work is done.

    1. 40oz


      A continuation from this blog that I must have missed a while back.

      Thats pretty wild! I'm glad you're feeling better, and hope you get the compensation you deserve. Teeth problems are scary.

    2. MajorRawne


      Congrats on getting better. I had dry socket once after having a wisdom tooth out and it was like spending a week in hell. It was constant torture, I couldn't function properly. God only knows what you must have gone through.

  3. So, I had a one tooth dental implant put in about two years ago. A couple of days ago it fell out. It turns out that the dentist broke a part of the drill bit off in my jaw when he was drilling for the implant. The implant fell out because I have a aggressive infection. The infection actually caused bone loss in the area around the implant. I had a hour and a half surgery to dig out the drill bit today. I'll be on antibiotics for the next three weeks. If the antibiotics work, I should see some bone grow back and be able to have another implant installed. If I do not have enough bone growth, they will have to go in and rebuild that part of my jaw and reinstall the implant.

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    2. Technician
    3. Fulgrim


      Technician said:


      Already started. I'm also trashing the dentist on every review site I can find.

      The worst part of it all is the fact that I'm allergic to opiate based painkillers. Anything opiate based tears up my stomach. So all I have is rx strength Aspirin.

    4. Cupboard


      Yeah you got to stay on top of those guys, don't soften your stance toward them until you get advice from a legal professional or another doctor's opinion

      If you are allergic to opioids, well that's not the end of it as you know. But seriously Rx aspirin, you might as well buy dollar store aspirin and take 10 at a time. At least it has zero side-effects, per se. Here are some alternative pain-reducers:

      • Endorphins. You should increase the amount of exercise you do every single day, never let up. The body can be the best source of painkillers.
      • Dextromethorphan HBr in syrup form, gelcaps are even better. Maybe 150 mg - 300 mg. Make sure you don't drive. It's a joke they sell it to treat cough/cold, it is a potent analgesic and serotonin reuptake inhibitor.
      • 2-5 grams of Kratom plant in powder form, made into a hot tea, simmer for 20 minutes. Ideally you consume all the Kratom along with the tea but don't bother consuming the stuff raw it will barely deliver effects. It is a natural opioid, it feels dreamy and narcotic-like. A lot of junkies use Kratom to come off of opiates/opioid pills & powders.