Jacob and Elijah Shaddox are brothers. They live with their mom, Mary, who is the writer of this blog. Jacob is 19 and is now four inches taller than his mom! He also has ADHD and gorgeous red hair. He is a freshman at a technical college studying computer maintenance. Elijah is 15! He is in 9th grade and he is not in ROTC at his high school. He also had red hair, but it is lighter and not as thick as his brother's hair. He is hearing impaired(auditory neuropathy) and wears two cochlear implants. He also has tourette syndrome, ADHD, OCD and anxiety! Mary just started her 25th year as a teacher of the deaf. She is also in her last semester of graduate school to be a diagnostician! She will graduate in December of 2015!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Orthodontic Update

Well the boys survived our orthodontic adventure today. Elijah did let them look in his mouth, but he wasn't happy about it. I had to hold his hand. The doctor wants to wait until one or two of his teeth completely come in. They will reassess himin about six months.

When the woman asked me why I had brought Jacob in, my response was...."well his teeth are all jacked up", ha! Well, we got him started today. I won't even go into how much it will cost, because it aint cheap. Because I stayed with an in network orthodontist I did get 20% off on top of the $1000 that the dental insurance paid. Jacob had xrays, impressions and spacers done today. He goes back on July 14th to get his upper braces put on.

Jacob will be in braces for about two years, so at least he will be out of them before he is a senior. I am glad to get things started!

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