Jacob and Elijah Shaddox are brothers. Jacob is 21 years old and just moved into an apartment with his girlfriend. He graduated from a technical college with an Associate's degree in Computer Maintenance. He works for a school district as a computer technician. Elijah is almost 18 years old. He is hearing impaired, has Tourette Syndrome, OCD and ADHD. He is a junior in high school. Elijah lives with his mom Mary and her wife, his stepmom. Mary has a bachelor's in deaf education and a masters in special education, and is an educational diagnostician. Life is always changing and this blog has chronicled many of these changes and will continue to do so!

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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