|Red splotches, tousled hair, a frown, and tears...it was quite a morning|
But I do now! (I wish I had some for Ethan for that long car trip to LA, lol) My normally happy to go to the dentist child turned into a wild man this week at his semi-annual checkup. And of course, he has TWO cavities, so he has to go back in a month to have them filled. And when he goes back, Dr. B gave me a script for some baby valium! It's a very low dosage to help him relax before he gets the gas to have the cavities filled. I bet Dr. B was wishing he'd given Jack some of that BEFORE the reg. scheduled cleaning appointment. Even with Jack acting like a crack addict stranded on a desert island (I imagine they'd freak out and scream and cry and kick a lot), Dr. B and his staff were still very kind and gentle with Jack...even when Dr. B personally held him for X-Rays.
I will happily oblige and give Jack some, if it means we don't have to go to a hospital and have him put to sleep to fill cavities. Brennan had that done in 2007, and we are still paying on that! (Um, check with your insurance...never assume it's a "network" hospital just b/c a network dentist recommended it! And I bet if you paid more then $10 a month, you'd pay it off faster, too, but I am in no rush) I wish he'd recommended it to me then. The weird thing is, ever since Brennan had that experience, he's LOVED going to the dentist...I think Dr. B did a mind altering surgery at the same time as he filled the cavities. Yes, that is it for sure.
Hopefully Jack won't behave like this again, or I might need to invest in a taser...and some more baby valium. For ME.