Thursday, March 3, 2011

A Day of Dental Drama

We began our day at the dentist office. Anna was scheduled to have two cavities filled. It was her first hard dental appt. and I was nervous. She was scared. All week when I mentioned the dentist appt. she would say "I'm not going" and that was that.

Well, she went. I had asked a few people to pray for her. One of my friends I asked to pray said she would and then asked me to let her know when Anna came out of the office. She was going to be in an attitude of prayer for Anna during the whole appointment. It made me smile, and a little teary, knowing that someone cared that much about my need for prayer for Anna that she cared also. Don't you just love when people pray for your need? Such a comforting feeling.

Anna did great! They bragged on her, I didn't even see evidence of a tear. Well not until she sat in my lap and then she let loose. She cried. I don't guess theres anything like seeing your mom after a trying event. I still do the same thing!

When we were leaving the office, the receptionist told me that the hygenist was stuck with a needle when cleaning up after Anna's procedure. So due to OSHA regulations the patient and employee need to have their blood tested. I could refuse to do it, but the hygenist is brand new, and young. I just had to do it so that she could have a clear mind in the future.

So we head to a walk-in clinic to have Anna's blood drawn. They of course couldn't get enough out of the right arm and had to try the left arm.

She had done so good for the first arm but the second arm was a different story. She cried and made faces and said "I can't take this anymore!" and "I just want to go home!". Poor little girl.

She got a happy meal for all of her pain and agony. David, Daniel and I also got McDonalds for lunch for her pain and agony. It just seemed the right thing to do. Don't you think?!

Julie

1 comments:

Aurea Robillard said...

A child's first dentist appointment can be really challenging for a parent. It's good to have friends who cares and prayed whole time during her filling. Oh yes, a happy meal can be a good pain reliever for kids. So how is she doing after the procedure?