Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Update On Dentist Visit

(K.C. this morning in the car.)
We made it through the dental visit. K.C. went into the office crying, the crying went on for about a good 35 minutes. He finally stopped. It took about an hour before they took K.C. back. When we did finally take him back the Anesthesiologist asked a lot of health related questions. Was he sick? Does he have heart problems or kidney problems? Has he had anything to eat in the last eight hours? He asked if he had health problems. I stopped to think about this question. Is Autism a health problem? I have never really thought of it that way. He does have many stomach issues so I said "yes." I guess I see Autism as more of an unusual brain thing, I could be wrong. He asked if I had any questions and I said "yes." I asked him if he had all the necessary equipment in the office in case there was an emergency. He said, "yes." It seems that unusual things always happen to K.C. and just when you think, "nah that won't happen to him, it probably will." I am paranoid I guess. So we took his jacket off and they gave him a shot in his arm. The doctor said it would work in about 2-3 minutes. We waited. Three minutes went by, still not asleep. I thought, "this doesn't surprise me cause he won't sleep at home either." Is a shot really going to knock him out? 6 minutes later he was out. I carried him to the dental chair and noticed his eyes wide open. Scared me to death. The nurse said it was normal. I gave him a kiss and another nurse directed me back to the waiting room. It took about 1 hour and 15 minutes to finish and take him to recovery. He woke up crying and crying. His Daddy carried him to the car and put him in his seat. The Dentist took out one tooth, did a baby root canal on another and a porcelain crown over another. The Dentist said the tooth that had the baby root canal done must have really been hurting K.C. I don't know if it did or not. To think he needed a baby root canal and I didn't know his little tooth even hurt. The Dentist also cleaned his teeth. I am so glad it's over. No more Dental visits for 6 months. K.C. has a little fever this evening and is quite fussy but doing o.k. Thank you for your prayers. It means a lot to us:) We are like one big family in the blogosphere and I appreciate each of you!
Big Brother had a busy day today. He has a big test tomorrow and is worried to death over it. His Daddy is helping him prepare.
If you get a chance, please stop by and say "hi" to Lora and Griffin from, My Beautiful Child Griffin & Autism. http://www.griffinblaise.blogspot.com They have made it to the east coast!


Anonymous said...

I am so glad that his appointment is over with and he is out of pain. Poor baby. We still don't even have an appointment date yet. They are saying April at the soonest and I watch these cavities grow... I feel so frustrated.

Melissa H said...

Oh Tina, my heart just broke int a million pieces for you. I absolutely hate when I have to hold Conor for immunizations... I can't even imagine how your heart was ripped out of your chest this morning at the dentist's office. What an amazing mommy you are.

Anonymous said...

right now it's a major health hazard around here. But I don't think it's got anything to do with being autistic, more like being a human being subject to a virus!
Best wishes

Kristina Chew said...

So glad he made it through---you too!