Thursday, March 24, 2011
We were shocked when they came out and told us they were pulling two teeth. Prior to the procedure, they had told us they might have to pull one. We could handle that. But now he's missing his lower, center molar on each side of his mouth. I'm worried he's going to become an even pickier eater than he was to begin with.
In all actuality, he really hasn't complained much at all. Last night and tonight in the evenings it was the worst. And all he did was tell me his mouth hurt and was burning when he tried to eat. He just keeps saying he really doesn't like the guy at the dentist's office. The anesthesiologist told him to give his dad a hug then had to stick him in the bottom with a shot of something that would relax him and make him forget getting the IV. That's all Bo remembers is the pain from that shot. Which is good, we've already talked about going back to the dentist down the road to get his teeth cleaned and he seems fine with it. He knows he had to get his teeth fixed and from here on out we're not going to eat sugary stuff that gets stuck in our teeth easily (fruit snacks, caramels, suckers, sugary gum, etc.), and he wants to brush and floss his teeth every night now for sure.
We've learned our lesson as parents too. I think all of this may have been just about as hard on me as it was him. And we're already thinking about how soon we can get Cruz in to get his teeth cleaned too!