Monday

not fun

It is no fun to watch as your very brave 11 year old silently weeps as the dentist gives her shot after shot of numbing medicine so she can then dig and yank three baby teeth out...

Jane has a very high pain tolerance, so when she started telling me on Friday night that she had a really bad toothache, I knew she meant it. She suffered all weekend, unable to sleep well or eat very much. The soonest I could get her into the dentist was this afternoon.

She had a broken baby tooth on top and the two baby teeth next to it were loose and had permanent teeth pressing on them, so they all needed to just come on out (although our dentist did let Jane decide if she wanted to do it or wait for them to just fall out on their own).

For some reason, the numbing shot didn't work and she ended up getting at least eight more shots in her gum before they could pull the teeth. And then these "very loose" baby teeth DID NOT want to come out. The dentist had to dig and tug and twist. It was awful.

Jane just laid on the table with tears running out the sides of her eyes and into her her ears. She never complained or flinched. She's a tough cookie. I felt so bad for her. I sure hope this makes her feel better. She's had a rough couple of days.

I suspect the Tooth Fairy may do her right on this one...

4 comments:

Erika said...

oh poor baby!
in our house, that would end up in a trip to our local smoothe place...

hope she feels beeter soon.

mamalife said...

Poor thing, that tooth fairy definitely better give her something good for all that!

Anonymous said...

You could've saved money by dropping her off in the Lonsdale community for a couple hours...

Stefaneener said...

Oh, man, my Thing 1 does the same thing. The tears just roll . . .