March 21, 2008

Jade's lip

On Thursday April 11th, Jade will have her "bubble" removed. They will have to put her out on a general anesthetic to cut it out. Then she'll have stitches for 2 weeks, that we'll have to be very careful about not biting.

Here's a little background from Wikipedia on what her "bubble" is...

"An oral mucocele is a swelling of connective tissue consisting of collected mucin from a ruptured salivary gland duct, which is usually caused by local trauma. The mucocele is a bluish translucent color, and is more commonly found in children and young adults."

Sometimes a mucocele will go away on its own. Unfortunately it's been almost 4 months for Jade's and if they haven't gone away by then, they probably won't on their own. Well, there you have it. Mucocele- because we don't do any "normal" ailments.

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