by guest blogger Ray
Tomorrow is our last day of school. Yeah! So today our teachers let us go outside. One of my favorite games to play with my classmates is nascondino. It’s a running game of hide-and-seek. Only today, it wasn’t very fun. When I was it, I tried to catch two of my friends. While I was running, I bumped into someone, fell and hit the pavement. When I stood up and saw all the blood, I thought my nose was bleeding and I wondered why my mouth felt like sand paper. The teachers ran over, and when they saw me, they gasped and covered their mouths. Then I had a feeling that I broke my teeth. Everyone stopped playing and came over to help. A teacher walked me inside and got me some water. Another teacher collected my teeth off the ground. Someone called my parents. Unfortunately, they were in Deruta so it took awhile for them to get me.
When Mom and Dad came, they were worried. The teachers told them to take me to the emergency room. The hospital was 20 minutes away. It was a big place, and it took a long time to find the dentist department. After my mom signed some papers, they took us to a room, and a doctor and two nurses started working on my teeth. I was scared. I thought there would be a lot of pain, and I thought it was going to take a long time. First they cleaned my mouth. I tried to relax, but it was hard so I clenched my hands over my legs. The doctor was nice and tried to speak English to me, but after he heard me speak in Italian, we decided to talk in Italian. He sanded down my teeth with an electric tool. That was the most painful part. Then he glued my old teeth back on and added a little bit of fake tooth to fill in the missing parts.
We weren’t there very long. I was glad when it was done. It only cost 26 euros! (But I didn’t have to pay.)
The doctor told me to be very careful with my teeth. He said to eat soft foods (like gelato) for a week and to not chomp with my front teeth.
We drove back to our apartment for lunch. By now, school was over. All my friends and my teachers started calling. Everyone was wondering if I was okay. I told them that I felt good and that I would definitely be at school for the last day. I’m excited for tomorrow because after school, everyone is meeting for lunch at a restaurant in the country that has a swimming pool.