Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Nothing but the tooth ;)

Today was the big dental procedure.
We got to the hospital around 6am...checked in...and then went to do stats and such to prep for surgery. Lily was going to do work that would take 5 office visits...doing it all at once under anesthesia would be the easiest for all involved. She's not the fondest of dentists, doctors, etc. It could be from constantly seeing them growing up, but I'll accommodate. 

It was almost 2 1/2 hours after I said my goodbyes in holding before I saw her again. The anesthesia made her incredibly grumpy. oh boy, she was super grumpy. Given all she had been through that morning, I let her grump and groan. Finally, I was able to get her to drink something and then we were released. Heading home for cartoons and cuddling on the couch.

She's a real trooper. 
The tooth fairy will make a visit tonight. The dentist pulled her super loose tooth and the one beside it during her procedure. These were the 2 center bottom teeth. She's excited about the tooth fairy coming.

Now, you may ask...why did she need so much work done that it required anesthesia? Well, she has what the dentist referred to as "soft teeth". Since she was a toddler, her teeth have been bad. They chipped super easy. And would constantly get cavities. At 2 years old, she had some of them fixed/capped. And then a few months later, she was running through the house and slipped. This slip knocked her 2 front teeth loose. I took her in and they were just barely hanging on. They had to be pulled :(   Good news about her 2 front teeth, they should be making an appearance soon...yippeee!!

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