We took Red Toddler to the dentist for some work today, apparently he needed more work than we thought.
Soft teeth run in the family so he's starting the process of having mom and dad paying out of their asses for the rest of their lives for cursing him with such a wonderful gift.
He had to have 4 baby teeth removed, 2 silver crowns, and 5 fillings.
Funniest quote of the day, "Does he even have that many teeth?"
That came from daddyjunk.
Well after the laborious process of giving him the oral anesthetic through a syringe, taking 5 of us to hold the boy down and get him to swallow it all without spilling it, then waiting the 45-50 minutes for it to take affect (making a 2 year old playing in the dentist waiting room wobbling around like a drunk), they took him into the dentist chair (which by the way, he doesn't like, and I don't know why, oh wait, yes .... yes... it's coming back to me now.. the drill, the smell of smoke.. yeah.).
They put him in the chair and as they wrapped him in this elaborate "papoose" body wrap, the Dr. put the gas over his nose and helped settle the poor little kid down. We watched as they strapped him in and his eyes started to look like he was falling asleep. Which they don't do, they didn't want him asleep, but he was out of it enough that he wasn't too aware of what was going on. As for feeling pain, well, he doesn't actually speak so we can't know that part of it all. But I'm sure it didn't fucking tickle!
We left the room at that point and went out to the waiting area to try to act like we were OK with what was going on and not worried. When in fact I was super worried and I'm sure daddyjunk was as well.
We got the bad news that more work than was expected needed to be done. The OK was given and the work was done. We got him back woozy and with a bloody drool, not to mention very unhappy that he couldn't feel his mouth and face! My shirt paid the price with the kids blood, but he needed familiar hugs and calmed down a little after being held. He was loopy for a bit longer, and continued to Not enjoy the numb face deal.
Daddyjunk ran to the store to get some soft foods for RT to eat, and he ate his pudding and ice cream happily.
Yeah I know.. just got back from the dentist and here we are giving him sugar filled stuff... it was the easiest foods to give him and the Dr. suggested as much as well. We now have the expensive rinse and toothpaste to be used for RT for the next 4 months till the next visit. Hoping this will help clear up some of the bacteria in his mouth that has caused so much damage.
Brushing his teeth is MURDER!! on me! He can't stand it. I've wrestled this kid like you wouldn't believe just to brush his teeth best I can. Now with the new toothpaste and rinse process we have to do morning and night, I'm going to age RAPIDLY!!
Anyways. He took a nap and woke up hungry and feeling his usual self.
I tried some waffles and he was able to eat that with vigor, he looked at me and yelled for something more. So I heated up some chicken noodle soup and drained the broth and chicken (in case the chicken was too tough), and he ate the whole thing. Noodles, carrots, celery, all of which was nice and Campbell's soup soft. Then he finished the last half of his two waffles that he didn't eat prior.
Did I mention yet that he hadn't drank or eaten anything since 10pm the night before. So when we got home and he finally got something in his belly it was about 12:30-1PM.
He seems OK right now, he's messing with DVD cases that he's not supposed to be messing with, but he's quiet so I'm not about to get a headache from his yelling over him wanting to play with DVD cases that we don't even keep DVDs's in anymore.
Now, thanks to the dentist ... we are penniless, but hopefully it will help the boy and his teeth in the future.
I'm just hoping that his speech therapy which starts in September (Thank God it's free for now!), will go OK.
Hopefully the therapist is trained enough in what to do or how to deal with a child that will not have any upper front teeth. The top front four are what was taken due to infection. He won't have a lisp or any speech impediment according to the Dr., but I'm sure he'll have to learn to speak differently when the adult teeth do finally come in years from now and that will be a whole different capsule in his life.
Till then, we'll work with what he's got and getting him to speak a little more and a little clearer.
Anyone with any advice on kids and speech therapy, please feel free to post in the comments.
Well, back to kid duty.
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