I woke up and went to the bathroom and spat a large mouthful of dark blood into the sink. It kept coming out and I was so afraid. It was right in that area in front where the plate is exposed a little bit. I ran and dropped my kids off at my parents and drove like a madwoman to the hospital, crying the whole way because I was just so sure I had an infection.
The news is, well, that we just arent sure what happened. There are a few things they are saying. One is that maybe a piece of food got stuck down in there and irritated the area and it got a blood clot and just dislodged itself, causing all the bleeding. Another is that I could have upset an implant, which is less likely but the whole thing has been creaky lately when I chew and its possible from chewing on it so much I have done something bad to one of the implants (which I am so afraid of, but we wont know til Monday). Another could be infection....but really I am not exhibiting any signs (fever, swelling, redness, inflamed tissue etc). They said the area looks pink and healthy, except for one small area that is irritated appearing but other than that it "looked" good from the ouside. Although the last time I had a major infection I wasnt showing any of those signs either so I am still feeling very very unsettled.
So they cauterized the area with silver nitrate to make it stop bleeding and on Monday I am going to see Dr Wong who is going to have to remove the whole thing of teeth and check everything over (sorry Dr Wong if you're reading this, you know I love you). He didnt want to remove it until they had the final set of teeth ready but its looking like they will have to. The dr also said that it is harder to see if I have a pocket of infection or something going on in there with all the hardware in my mouth because it causes scatter in the x-rays so it kinda has to be out for them to get a really solid look in there. I am so worried and anxious. In my heart I am so afraid of infection again...all the way there I was almost sure they were going to say I had one and the plate had to come out. I am so done with major surgeries, and I just wish my body would act normally so I can be normal now the way I want to and be done with this mess.
I know I wont sleep until after my Monday appointment is over. :(