Reply Sun 7 Aug, 2011 06:18 pm
Oh that's great that you have a water pic already, it will be so much easier for
sozlet to clean in between the braces.

School lunches consisted mostly of soft whole wheat breads with peanut butter and jelly (she loves that anyway) and I cut up strawberries into tiny pieces and other fruit as well, so she could just pop it in her mouth with little chewing; lots of bananas too, and that ramen cup-of-noodles worked well too. Left over spaghetti was always a hit, still is, and I cooked a lot of vegetables that were soft after cooking - summer squash, eggplants, etc. and nothing crunchy like red peppers, cauliflower (although I made mashed cauliflower which was good), broccoli gets really in between the braces too.

It's trial and error, depending what sozlet likes, but I kept it simple. Plus sozlet will let you know what's workable and what's not.

Since pizza was a bit difficult to eat, the occasional hamburger and fries
was a better choice.
Reply Sun 7 Aug, 2011 06:26 pm
That all makes sense, thanks!
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Reply Sun 7 Aug, 2011 06:49 pm
Want to get this down for future reference:

Sozlet got the braces Thursday AM (Day 1). She was uncomfortable right away but that was more about surface irritation (braces scraping inside of cheeks) than soreness. Started get sore that night. I think but I don't remember that she took ibuprofren then.

Day 2 she woke up very early (like 5 AM) in a lot of pain. Took medication, went back to sleep.

That day was the worst. Took medication about every 4 hours until bedtime.

Day 3 she was again hurting a lot in the AM, took a pill when she woke up. Went longer stretches in between pills and took one before bed mostly as a preventive measure, she didn't hurt that much.

Hurt a bit when she woke up this AM (Day 4), took one more pain pill, hasn't needed anything else since.

So it was really only two bad days, with a bit of discomfort on either side. That's not that bad.
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