I don't know about y'all, but I can't stand going to the dentist. I really especially truly can't stand it when it's my child and not me. But HOORAY! Our first official icky "procedure" at the dentist is done.
I woke Dash up this morning to go get his cavities fixed. The only thing he cried about before he left was that he didn't get to eat breakfast. Poor guy. He is sooo very skinny but eats all the time! So this was very traumatic for him. Anyhow, I dosed him up with the prescribed sedative and then he drove off with dh.
After an hour and a half, dh called and said it was done. Wow, that was really fast! Apparently, Dash slepted the entire way there and only woke up when they were working on the last tooth. He woke up screaming because it was a deep cavity that required a crown...and A LOT more numbing! I guess he settled down after a few more shots. Good thing they had him tightly wrapped like a papoose too.
So he slepted on the way back home and is still passed out. They said he'd probably sleep until 3pm, although that's doubtful since he is not a sleeper by nature. Besides, we've got plans to swim and play with friends this afternoon so that little guy better wake up after lunch! ;-)
I am SO GLAD that *I* didn't have to take him this morning! I'm sure I'd be reliving and playing back that memory over and over again in my head.
Thanks again for your prayers. And remember, brush brush brush! Floss floss floss! And absolutely, positively no sticky candy...better to give them chocolate than the sticky stuff. I'm going to go toss out the fruit snacks now too.
It's noon and he just woke up-- hungry! He barely stumbled up the stairs (we have a split level so our main living areas are upstairs)... The first thing he said was I don't know how a nap could make me sooo dizzy! It's weird to look in my baby's mouth and see a shiny silver crown. I guess the one side of his mouth is still pretty numb. He keeps asking me How did they make my teeth bigger? It feels like I have one tooth inside another tooth. Eeek. I remember the dental days of my youth...blech!
Gotta go laugh some more at my son. He is doing everything very slowly-- walking, talking, moving, chewing... hehehee... That is so completely opposite of his usual self! Maybe I should get the video camera out...