Showing posts with label Montana grandmother promises to “Stop the Ogres. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Montana grandmother promises to “Stop the Ogres. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Montana grandmother promises to “Stop the Ogres”

This comes from a grandmother in Montana who will be testifying before the state Legislature. She made a promise to her granddaughter and she plans on keeping it. Read on -


Putting a Stop to Ogres
She hopped everywhere as a toddler. Her bright eyes twinkled, her exuberance for life apparent. At her second birthday party, her guests followed her lead, hopping through a lively game of musical chairs. Then one day the hopping stopped and the bright eyes fixed in a dulled stare at something we could not see. Her skin took on a whitish pallor. Her once infectious laughter was replaced by a nervous clacking of her teeth. Instead of a smile, all she could muster was a top lip curled under in an upside down u - the bottom lip sucked in. 

Her young mother, unaware, had allowed the child to undergo passive restraint
dentistry in a torturous 5 hour episode. Eight baby teeth were capped with a shiny
silver colored metal. Four top front teeth were given a whitish facade on the front.
All done behind closed doors at Providence Medical Center in Missoula, Montana.
During the five hour procedure the two year old child was wrapped into a strait
jacket like device, her mouth was propped open with a mechanical dam, and the
procedure conducted despite her pain and terror. Although she regained a normal skin tone and laughs and smiles in a normal way, she has never regained the confidence or the exuberance she was born with. The child has never been the same.