Andrew has been coming for five yearsHe wasn't really mad....just posing.
and loves it even more each time.
and loves it even more each time.
1. Signed on the dotted line, promising to "pay in full."Don't read me wrong - we love our pediatric dentist. He's the best! We will continue seeing him until our teeth rot out. But, I will say that I am going to make a suggestion to him next time we visit: make sure Luke gets a vanilla ice cream flavored drowsy-cocktail.
2. Luke drank half and spit out half of the drowsy-cocktail that was full of sleepy medicine. Dentist is weary of it taking affect due to spitting.
3. Sat in the patient area for one hour waiting for placid, itchy, sleepy eyes to appear.
4. Once some placidity set in, an X-ray of each tooth was taken.
5. Dentist realized one molar was "too far gone" and not salvageable. NOTE: Make appointment for extraction.
6. Dentist realized the other molar wasn't quite deep enough for a root canal (thank goodness $$$$$$) but it would indeed need a filling. This was decided as the agenda for the morning - understandably.
7. With me in the corner watching ("no one puts baby in a corner"...sorry, I couldn't resist), the nurses arranged Luke comfortably in the chair and place the red nozzle over his nose to administer the laughing gas. Now, this is where he should have started falling into a deep sleep. Guess what? He never did. However, apparently he was loopy enough to allow the dentist to actually put the large needle in his mouth to numb the tooth area.
8. Once the needle was removed, my son became COMBATIVE! He started kicking, screaming, ripping equipment off, hitting nurses, scratching the dentist, yelling "MOMMY, GET ME OUT!". Even my gentle assurance and hand squeezing brought no comfort or ease. It only got worse since he was working his way to me. He was determined to get out of that chair! You see, he never went to sleep.....never. Did he feel the pain of the needle? I don't know. Scary, huh?
9. While Luke is curled up in my lap hyperventilating (just kidding), the dentist speaks to me about rescheduling and states precautions and side effects from the anesthesia since Luke is leaving with a numbed upper gum and cheek.
10. Dentist says he'll call later in the afternoon to check up on Luke's recovery. That sentence made me laugh out loud as I typed. Dentist also tells me that Luke will probably take a nap due to the drowsy-cocktail.
10. I reschedule and am told the next available appointment is MARCH 2010! The receptionist assures me there will be many cancellations over the holidays (yeah, I'm apparently not going anywhere) and I'll be the first one they call due to Luke's tooth condition. Luke is told he cannot eat anything for two hours. Ummmm....this was hard to do! Luke is ALWAYS hungry and he hadn't had anything to eat or drink since dinner the night before per dentist's orders.
11. So....we journeyed to the McDonald's drive-thru for an approved order of a small ice-cream. The tears disappeared and a smile popped out.
12. The phone rings at 5pm and it's the dentist wanting to find out if Luke is doing OK. I tell him that Luke is outside playing and is looking forward to coming back to his office to get more prizes out of the treasure chest (har har). The dentist asks if Luke took a nap and I tell him, "NOPE". The dentist is surprised and says that Luke must have a very strong will since he's only one of about three children he's ever worked on that didn't take a nap after all that anesthesia. Yeah, our dentist is well into his 50's.
One of the reasons Disney is considered so magical is because things seem to 'just happen.' It is exceptionally clean. When a random piece of trash is dropped someone appears within seconds to clean it up. Security is not visible, but you know it is there. No off-duty employees are seen smoking on a break. Characters just pop up, seemingly out of nowhere. Everything seems perfectly effortless. It is the happiest place on Earth because 'work' is not evident.So, this explains why I find the underground tunnels at Disney World so fascinating. I want to go back and simply take a tour of the tunnels! WOW!
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