Ryan had to go to the dentist to get one of her three cavities filled this past week. I was really nervous because she tends to.......throw up when she is nervous or scared. The dentist, Dr. Cullen (wink, wink), could tell that she was going to have a hard time calming down, so he prescribed her Valium to take before her appointment to keep her happy and calm. And they were going to use laughing gas to get thru the filling. I was really nervous....to the point of tears that whole morning. I wasn't sure how I was going to get her to swallow two pills and I was afraid of any reactions to the medication and laughing gas. I imagined her being totally out of it all day and it frightened me to think of her any other way than her happy, silly, and sometimes annoying, self. Well, I crushed up the Valium in her juice and she drank it all up. By the time we got to the appointment, she was super silly. They took her back, all by herself, and they started the procedure. I wasn't allowed to be back there, so I'm not sure how she did. It was over in about a half hour and she walked out smiling and pretty much herself, but sillier. So I was relieved and we went about our day. They warned me before I left that the left side of her face would be numb for awhile and not to let her eat anything until she got some feeling back. OK. So later on that night, I pinched her cheek and she flinched, so I let her have dinner. We were at the Treehouse and she was eating some food. About 15 minutes later, I looked at her and her lip was completely swollen on one side. My employee thought she was having an allergic reaction, but I couldn't figure out from what. She wasn't eating anything new. I realized, after calling the nurse's help line, that her mouth was probably still numb and she completely chewed up her lip. See below.
Pretty gross. The next day was even worse. It looked like an enormous canker sore and the other day she hit it by accident with a toy during her bath and it split open and was bleeding pretty bad. How about that for mother of the year......I don't brush her teeth like I should and she gets cavities, I pinch her on the cheek, and she still manages to chew up her mouth without me knowing.
I can't WAIT for her next two appointments.