Thursday, September 16, 2021

Parker's Sedated Dental Visit

I mentioned that Parker would get scheduled for a sedated dental visit at his last regular check-up.  Just a couple days before his next one I got the call that an appointment was finally available.  It was considered surgery since he would be fully sedated with the possibility of having major work done.  Check in was 11:15am, which meant he could have any solid foods after 3:15am.  We made the call to wake him up and give him breakfast at 3:00 so he wouldn't be starving.  Jimmy got to do that part and it went really well. He went right back to bed after eating.  Jimmy had the day off and was able to come along with us which I appreciated.
Parker was very antsy during our 90 minute wait.  I am sure it was a combination of missing meds and a new place to explore.
Things were quite a bit different than  his sedated MRI due to COVID.  One of us was allowed to go back while they put him under.  It was probably good that Jimmy went since they had to hold him down pretty good. I would have been bawling.
Jimmy and I grabbed a quick lunch, then he had to leave to pick Esme up at school.  His procedure was pretty speedy because he did have any cavities or need any other work!  They got x-rays and cleaned up all the calcification on his teeth.  There were some new spaces that were filled in before.  He recently lost an upper tooth and they confirmed that the adult tooth is close to coming in.  We were able to be with him as he woke up previously, but not this time.  He finally rolled back in the first room 2 hours after he went in.  He was pretty woozy still, but drank his juice like a champ.
We were rolling out to the car about 25 minutes later.  He could also resume normal eating since he didn't have any work done.  There was potential for nausea with the anesthesia, but he didn't have an issue.
Here is a before and after photo. Looking good!


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