Because Z got hooked on marshmallows, chocolates and cookies a little bit early, his milk teeth suffered so bad. Add to that the daily and nightly struggles we had to face when it’s brushing time. We always had to pin him down so I can clean his teeth. But yeah, no matter how you brush but the teeth are already exposed to sweets, it’ll be hard to save them. Lesson learned the hard way for us even though we brought Z to the dentist early.
So this weekend, he needs to be sedated so the dentist can extract 6 (!!!) teeth. I don’t like doctors and I despise dental check-ups so I am really squeamish and anxious as to what will happen.
Fortunately, my son has been very brave during our past visit to his dentist and to the pedia to get his clearance (it is needed because he will be given general anesthesia). I’m super proud of him. At the dentist, we got to watch Inside Out first so there was a warm up time. When the dentist was asking him questions, he answered naman albeit softly. Then, when the dentist invited him to sit on the chair, he agreed!!! All throughout the procedure, I was just in front of him taking pictures. He was so brave!
And then we needed to get him a clearance from his pedia. This means a trip to the X-ray machine and blood chem!!! WAAAH! Imagine how nervous I was when we went to the hospital.
But he surprised us once again by being obedient. All along he was saying he was scared but I told him that it’s okay to be scared, I’m with him all throughout. I think it also helped that we watched YouTube videos on anatomy and a trip to the hospital. Getting an X-ray was easy and he was so amazed to see a picture of his bones and heart. Getting a blood sample was trickier. It was the prick method so it took quite a long time to get a decent amount but at least he wasn’t hurt as much.
Oh diba, I was able to take pictures, meaning hindi s’ya nagwawala! We were all proud of him, we celebrated with ice cream and chips at the canteen, hihi!
Next stop: teeth extraction! Hopefully, both of us will be calm again! Prayers please!