Many of you know my 5 year old daughter had extensive dental surgery yesterday…how extensive you may ask? 6 teeth pulled, several baby root canals, 5 metal molar caps and a number of cavities filled. Un-real. The procedure itself took two hours…pre-op they gave her a lovely sedative which resulted in joyful curiosity about her “high” which she quite enjoyed lol. As did we LOL. Was hard not to laugh at our stoned kid.
The hardest part for me? Seeing her in Recovery her mouth bloodied and swollen still so unaware where she was, crying and struggling. So vulnerable and limp. She looked like she been through a few rounds in the ring. Major stomach clench. Thankfully she slept all the way home and on through the night waking to drink apple juice, eat some applesauce drifting in & out of a movie lying on the couch.
Today? She’s alert, curious, playful and ready to go back to school tomorrow excited to share her “war story”…and awfully pleased the Tooth Faerie visited her overnight. RELIEF for us parents who barely breathed yesterday.
Ah the joys of children’s belief in faeries. ‘Course, I still believe in them too ; )