The gray tooth is GONE!

Mixed feelings about A's dentist appointment today:

Relieved, that they listened to my opinion and were actually going to pull the FOUR teeth that needed to be out, instead of just the two.

Surprised, that they decided to go ahead and pull two more, and were actually concerned about her potential "jack-o-lantern" appearance.

If you're counting, that means SIX teeth.

Irritated, that the appointment took two hours longer than it needed to.

Annoyed, that they wouldn't let me stay in the room with her.

Ticked, that they "just to be safe" added a second drug to knock her out - you know, that TEASPOONFUL that costs $260 and happens to NOT be covered by insurance? Yeah, that's the one.

Concerned, how and what she's possibly going to eat the next few days, knowing that she won't touch applesauce, oatmeal, soup, yogurt... and most of the other things they recommended.

Happy, that it's over, and we will possibly have fewer orthodontic issues in the future.

Curious, as to how much the tooth fairy is going to pay up, considering she spent all her money on anesthesia this morning. I've heard that if you have to get teeth pulled, they're worth considerably more to the TF, isn't that right?

Thrilled, that the dreaded GRAY TOOTH is finally GONE (a metal fix from an accident in 2005), years before we thought it would be!


brooke said...

Sounds like a good time to read (forgive the lack of underlining a book title) Mary Poppins---like P.L. Travers wrote, "Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down"!

Carlos said...

I cannot figure out who got their teeth pulled--you or Allison? I am glad that she is on the road to recovery and that it went well. Give her our big, tender hugs. She has been through a lot. And, don't charge her for the medicine--she will pay you back in sweetness and joy--if she hasn't already done so. You have had enough free stuff in your life that you should be money ahead of the game. If not, see me...I will buy you an ICE TANGO!

Sandi said...

I don't want to make a bad day worse or anything, but...
I had one of those children. We didn't get the last bit of dental work finished until she was nearly 18. The pulling of teeth changed the shape of her face and we then had to put one of those torterous devices in her mouth that you twist apart a little bit each day to make her face spread out normal. No pleasant oh, and about not letting you in for the procedure... I sat down on the floor in the dental office and challenged them to make me leave. We had 8 teeth pulled in one day.

Anonymous said...

Good for you, Sandi! I would have done the same thing! Sometimes Dr.s and nurses forget that little patients NEED their parents, and visa versa! I hope Allison is feeling better soon!

Nick and Amanda Long said...

SOrry it had to happen but glad she made it out alive!