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Blake's Dentist Appointment

Posted Feb 07 2013 4:10pm

A few years ago, I took the boys to the dentist. Neither one was especially cooperative. Over the summer, Drew had his teeth cleaned and and ten baby teeth extracted. He had to be under general anesthetic for it. It went well, so we recently scheduled for Blake to have it done as well. Today was the big day. We had to be at Children's Medical Center at 6:30, which meant we got up at 4:00 am. Well, Blake didn't get up until 5:00.

Anyway, my mom came over and stayed with Drew for us. We got to the hospital and checked in. They apologized and told us that their first appointment scheduled cancelled this morning, so they would be fast-tracking us through. We were pretty happy about that. The shorter the wait, the better!

They took us to a pre-surgery room and got Blake's vitals and our insurance info. They gave him a gown to put on. Actually it was a top and a pair of pants.

 Not too long after, they gave me a syringe of medicine, Versed, to give him. He took it nicely and started to get a little woozy. We got him into the bed and tried to get him to relax. Eric patted his back. When they took him off for surgery, Blake never even looked up.

After awhile, they brought Blake back. He still had his IV in and was very groggy. He looked at me with glassy eyes while the nurse gave after care instructions. Apparently he remembered his ride in the bed to and from the OR, because he kept saying, "push me".  He liked the nurse's purple gloves, so she gave him a pair to play with. 

I gave him some apple juice to drink and they set about getting him discharged. Eric returned and we got Blake dressed. It was like getting a limp ragdoll dressed, since he was so out of it. After he was dressed, he sat on my lap and stated to wake up a little. Eric went for the van and we got Blake loaded into a wheelchair. He liked that, too. They warned us that he'd be tired and would probably sleep this afternoon, but they don't know Blake. There were no naps here. At least not by Blake. Eric and I took turns taking naps ourselves, though. He is doing well and has eaten mashed potatoes, a butter bread, and an oatmeal cream pie. And his balance is back to normal. No more walking around like a drunkard. Children's was great,and I would highly recommend Dr. Hensley to anyone with kids like mine!

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