Tuesday, August 18, 2015
The doctor recommended anesthesia which I reluctantly agreed to. Our appointment time was 10 am, and our pre-op instructions including no food after midnight, but he could have clear liquids and Popsicles. R2 is an early riser and he immediately wants breakfast upon awaking. The day before, I had a conversation with our pastor about the next morning as his son had a similar procedure done just a couple weeks prior. He prayed for us and R2 slept till 8:30, I actually had to wake him. I thought I was being Awesome Mom and allowed him to have a Popsicle for breakfast. Except when I got to the appointment and discovered he could have said Popsicle up to 2 hours prior. Oops.
The dentist offered to try laughing gas to repair the teeth and I agreed since I was going to be charged anyways. He did amazing. Actually, beyond words amazing. God gave him and I peace and he went through it like a champ. They ended up giving him a second numbing shot, and when we left his bottom lip was "big". Our instructions were soft foods until he had feeling, so In'N'Out milkshakes it was. I could not think of anything else. He didn't complain.
We also made a stop at Hobby Lobby for a new dinosaur and this HL had a pterodactyl. Score.