The good: difficult child spent most of yesterday afternoon/evening in with the dentist, having reconstructive work down. Surprisingly, there were enough tooth bits and roots left that they were able to save and/or reconstruct all but one tooth. They were also able to check out the damage to his lip and gums, and clean him up a bit better than they were able to manage in the Emergency Room. difficult child's still bruised and battered, but he's no longer missing all his front teeth. Whew! The bad: difficult child has spent another day in the hospital. A repeat round of X-rays, CT-scan, MRI, the works. He and husband have been there since about 7:00 this morning, and they're likely to be in for some hours yet. The ugly: difficult child has been given some fairly serious (for him) pain medications to take. With his addictive tendencies, not to mention the cocktail of psychiatric medications he's already on, we are very worried about the possibility that he will become dependent on them. The medications in combination with his regular rx's have him pretty zonked too. He's staggering around with that "medicated" walk you see in people outside of phosps. husband and I have agreed to move difficult child home for now, both so that we can make sure he's okay AND so that we can lock up and dole out the pain medications. May as well take this in hand from the outset rather than letting him have free rein, and trying to detox him later. Overall, the news is good. No spinal implications, most of his teeth repaired and he's scheduled for an implant or bridge work as soon as his mouth heals a bit more. He thinks his stitches are cool, and the scar will be even cooler. But now that the shock has worn off, the pain had really set in. Poor lad. Tyrantina has been drawing difficult child pictures to cheer him up. Using her "special green marker" since green is difficult child's favourite colour. At the rate she's going, he will have enough to wallpaper his flat.